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26 de Jan de 2021

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Chiriqui shaken awake by quake

PANAMA. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5. 2 on the Richter scale shook Panama’s border with Costa Rica yesterday. There were no cas...

PANAMA. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5. 2 on the Richter scale shook Panama’s border with Costa Rica yesterday. There were no casualties or major material damage, said local officials.

The Geosciences Institute of the University of Panama said the quake struck at 3:33 a.m. close to the border. It added that it was felt in the Chiriqui province, causing no harm but panic among inhabitants.

Another temblor, this time of 4.7 magnitude, was also registered on Thursday in the western portion of the country near the border.

This tremor occurred at 11:56 p.m. to the south of the Gulf of Chiriqui and west of the island of Coiba in the pacific. The temblor had a depth of 10 kilometers and also did not cause any damage.

The last registered quake in the region was 6.2 in magnitude, shaking Chiriqui on March 12. Power and telecommunication disruptions were caused in some regions, with no casualties.