Green alert: earthquake M 4.6 in Panama on 12/14/2017 1:11:09 AM

By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Dec 2017

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.6 in Panama on 14 Dec 2017 01:11 UTC

GDACS Alert based on "Earthquake Parameter" alerting model

Population Density near epicenter (people/km2). Image area: 6x4 decimal degrees (approx. 650x450km2).

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: M4.6Depth: 11.89 KmEvent Date UTC: 14 Dec 2017 01:11Exposed Population: 380000 people within 100km

Whether international humanitarian aid is needed must be decided by an expert.

See the GDACS website for live news coverage (including OCHA Situation Reports), the full earthquake report

For information on emergency response, please consult the GDACS Virtual OSOCC.

Earthquake Event Impact Details

The earthquake happened off shore, near Panama, Province of Veraguas (population 220,203). The distance to the nearest coast is 9km. The nearest places are Infiernillo (9km), La Seca (11km), El Salto (14km), La Barra Número Uno (18km), Boca de La Honda (20km), and 201 more.

The following vulnerable infrastructure is nearby and may be affected.

For logistics, the following access points are nearby. The nearest airports are La Plantacion (37km), Ruben Cantu (runway 3100ft, 83km), Chitre (97km), and Augusto Vergara (97km). The nearest ports are Co Doq Island (86km).

The population near the earthquake is shown in the table below.

Radius Population Density (people/km2) 75 km 91000 people 5 50 km 10000 people 1 20 km 2700 people 2 10 km <1000 people 0


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