A robust magnitude-6.8 earthquake has shaken Panama and Costa Rica
PANAMA CITY — A robust magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon, however it was comparatively removed from the most important inhabitants facilities and there have been no fast reviews of harm.
The U.S. Geological Survey stated the epicenter of the quake was off the Pacific coast of Panama and Costa Rica’s shared border, about 30 miles south of Punta de Burica, Panama. It occurred at a depth of about six miles.
The tremor was not felt in Panama’s capital, however there was shaking in some elements of western Panama and Costa Rica.
In Puerto Armuelles, Panama, about 47 miles north of the epicenter, resident Patricia Ortíz stated that inside seconds of the shaking the facility went out. It was “very sturdy, I feel the strongest lately,” she stated.
Though there have been no fast reviews of accidents or injury, authorities stated they’ve begun inspecting buildings.