Further Quakes in PNG: Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Panama: USGS

Further Quakes in PNG: Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Panama: USGS

A 6.1 magnitude quake hit Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The strong tremor was centred seven kilometers southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan at a depth of 37km, according to the US Geological Survey.

Panamanian authorities said at least two people had been injured in a village but gave no details. The quake occurred at a depth of about 12 miles (19 kilometers), but took place near a relatively lightly populated area. Two of the damaged homes collapsed, Sinaproc added.

There were no reports of damage from Costa Rica, where the quake was felt in the center of the country. "Everything happened so fast".

President Juan Carlos Varela said on Twitter earlier that just one person was hurt, in Puerto Armuelles, and also reported damage to homes and businesses.

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It was followed by a smaller 5.4-magnitude quake in Colon province, on central Panama's Caribbean coast, according to the country's National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc).

A magnitude 6.2 quake is considered strong and capable of causing severe damage.

A 6.1-magnitude natural disaster hit southeast Costa Rica in August 2018, causing some damage but no casualties.

Associated Press writer Juan Zamorano reported this story in Panama City and AP writer Javier Cordoba reported from San Jose, Costa Rica.

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