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Latest quakes in or near Balboa District, Panama, Panama - list, stats and map

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Mag. 2.6 earthquake 63 km east of Panama, Panama - Dec 13, 2023 -
Strongest since 1970Mag. 5.8 46 km southeast of Panama, Panama - Jan 19, 1971 -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 21:19 GMT -
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Balboa District in the past 24 hours.
Since 1970, Balboa District has had 14 quakes of magnitudes up to 5.8:
  • 2 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 1 quake between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 4 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
Latest: Mag. 2.6 Earthquake 63 km E of Panama, Panama -
Strongest: Mag. 5.8 Earthquake 46 km SE of Panama, Panama -

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Showing all recent or significant quakes since 1970, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (15 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Dec 13, 2023 12:12 pm (Panama)
Dec 13, 2023 17:12 GMT

2.6

71 km
63 km east of Panama, Panama Info
Sunday, October 22, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 22, 2023 09:20 am (Panama)
Oct 22, 2023 14:20 GMT

2.8

1.2 km
49 km southeast of Tocumen, Panama Info
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 4, 2023 07:11 pm (Panama)
Jul 5, 2023 00:11 GMT

2.8

68 km
130 km southeast of Panama, Panama Info
Monday, November 14, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 14, 2022 02:20 am (Panama)
Nov 14, 2022 07:20 GMT

3.3

2 km
97 km southeast of Tocumen, Panama Info
Friday, October 14, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 14, 2022 02:50 am (Panama)
Oct 14, 2022 07:50 GMT

2.5

15 km
55 km southeast of Panama, Panama Info
Thursday, August 18, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 18, 2022 11:53 am (Panama)
Aug 18, 2022 16:53 GMT

3.0

18 km
43 km southeast of Panama, Panama Info
Saturday, May 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
May 28, 2022 07:18 am (Panama)
May 28, 2022 12:18 GMT

2.8

8.6 km
85 km southeast of Panama, Panama Info
Friday, August 6, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 5, 2021 07:38 pm (Panama)
Aug 6, 2021 00:38 GMT

2.5

15 km
86 km southeast of Panama, Panama Info
Monday, March 22, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 22, 2021 06:54 am (Panama)
Mar 22, 2021 11:54 GMT

3.4

10 km
103 km southeast of Panama, Panama Info
Saturday, October 10, 2020 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 10, 2020 01:25 am (Panama)
Oct 10, 2020 06:25 GMT

1.6

9 km
Golfo de Panama, 35 km southeast of Panama City, Panamá, Panama Info
Monday, September 28, 2020 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 28, 2020 08:48 pm (universal)
Sep 28, 2020 20:48 GMT

2.8

12 km
36 Km Al Sureste De Vera Cruz, Panamá, Panama Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.4 x 1013 joules (9.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 8084 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station Los Cordobas, Cordoba, Colombia: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Number of quakes per year

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The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 12 quakes on average per year in or near Balboa District, Panama, Panama:
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.04 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 25 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 0.36 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.8 years)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 0.95 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 1.1 years)
Balboa District has a moderate level of seismic activity. However, Balboa District has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 25 to 30 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Balboa District, Panama, Panama, by magnitude

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3 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (37.5%)
2+
5 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (62.5%)

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Balboa District Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Balboa District, Panama, Panama?

Balboa District has a moderate level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 12 quakes on average per year in or near Balboa District, Panama, Panama. However, Balboa District has had at least 2 quakes above magnitude 5 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 25 to 30 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Balboa District?

The last earthquake in Balboa District occurred 11 weeks ago and had a magnitude of 2.6:

Mag. 2.6 earthquake 63 km east of Panama, Panama - Dec 13, 2023 -

A light magnitude 2.6 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Panama around noon of Wednesday, Dec 13, 2023 at 12.12 pm local time (America/Panama GMT -5). The quake had a moderate depth of 71 km (44 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Balboa District since 1970?

Since 1970, Balboa District has had 2 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 1 quake of magnitude , 4 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 6 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Balboa District since 1970?

The strongest earthquake in Balboa District since 1970 had a magnitude of 5.8 and occurred 53 years ago:

Mag. 5.8 earthquake 46 km southeast of Panama, Panama - Jan 19, 1971 -

A strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit 46 km (28 mi) away from Panama, Panama,  Panama, late in the evening of Tuesday, Jan 19, 1971 at 11.45 pm local time (America/Panama GMT -5). The quake had a very shallow depth of 20 km (12 mi) .

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