Panama earthquake: a large earthquake of small magnitude and magnitude 6.3 affects the border area near Costa Rica #1 #4 #6 #8 #999 #777 #888


A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has hit the border area between Panama and Costa Rica, with reports of earthquakes felt about 500 kilometers away in Panama City.

The earthquake, measured initially at 6.4 magnitudes by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), struck 44 km west of the city of David in Panama at a depth of 14.2 km.

Some social network users reported that they had been shaken but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Northern Panama is relatively sparsely populated and is frequently affected by earthquakes. Last month, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake with an epicenter near David damaged some properties and injured at least two people.

In 2003, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake in the region damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and killed two people. The most significant recent earthquake occurred in 1991, when an earthquake of magnitude 7.4 killed 23 people and injured 500, and caused hundreds of victims in neighboring Costa Rica.

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