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Earthquake – M4.8 – 4km ESE of Monte Lirio, Panama

I felt it. Didn’t seem to last that long here in David.

2016-01-31 11:38:35 (UTC)
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4km (2mi) ESE of Monte Lirio, Panama
18km (11mi) W of Volcan, Panama
34km (21mi) NW of La Concepcion, Panama
54km (34mi) N of Puerto Armuelles, Panama
190km (118mi) SE of San Jose, Costa Rica


Costa Rican Seismologists Inspect Volcan Baru

I ran across an interesting article that I thought I would share. The article is from TeleTica.com This is a Costa Rican article and presented from Costa Rica’s perspective. The article’s title in English is  Possible Panamanian volcano eruption could affect the country.

Following is the gist of the original article in English.

Volcan Baru draws the attention of the Costa Rican seismologists for its potential to affect Costa Rica’s southern zone. the colossus measures 3,474 meters and is hard to see from the country.

It is the tallest south of Central America and is just 40 kilometers from San Vito de Coto Brus in the province of Chiriqui.

For this reason National Seismological Network seismologists will conduct a tour of the South Zone. Its aim is to raise awareness in neighboring communities such as Golfito, Ciudad Neily, Corredores and Osa.

The volcano’s last strong activity was 500 years ago, this situation is no guarantee of future safety.

For this reason in the coming weeks Costa Rican specialists will visit the Volcan Baru.

Due to the narrowness of the Isthmus of Panama and the height of the volcano, on a clear day you can see from its summit the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

A previous and similar article from last November follows: Continue reading Costa Rican Seismologists Inspect Volcan Baru

New Seismic Resource

I received the following email about some broken links in some old posts. The email also contained information that I felt others might be interested in so I am posting the email. I added the Seismic links to the Chiriquí Chatter Link lists.


My name is Sharon Thornton and I am a research coordinator with The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

I am in the process of gathering research on the long term effects earthquakes have on local economies, sociological costs and analysis of government action / programs organized as a response to earthquakes. As a part of my search I came across a resource that no longer works on your website. If you open this page http://www.chiriquichatter.net/blog/2007/12/08/did-you-feel-the-earth-move-this-morning/ and try this reference http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007krar.php it doesn’t go anywhere.

I found the page simply moved here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/data/
If you decide to update your site, I was wondering if you would be open to including a resource that I helped create covering: earthquake data for years 2005 – 2014, most devastating earthquakes 2005 – 2013, earthquake glossary.

You can find the resource here:

Earthquakes Data Magnitude 5.0 and Over 2005 – 2014
In addition you can find more info on the topic below:

Seismic Monitor
Quakes – Live Earthquakes Map

Appreciate your time,

Of course, feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!


Sharon Thornton
Research Coordinator
The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics