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An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 shakes Panama and causes several aftershocks


So far no victims or damages have been reported.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 was recorded in Panama this Thursday, 79 kilometers from the island of Coiba, located on the Pacific coast , at 6: 57 in the morning (local time).

The information was given by The Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama posted on its Twitter account.

So far no victims or material damage have been reported, according to the National Civil Protection System.

Similarly, the National Emergency Operations Center reported that monitoring and surveillance continues.

🚨 The National Emergency Operations Center reports that it remains under monitoring and surveillance due to the registration of an earthquake perceived in Panama, Herrera , Bocas del Toro, Veraguas and West Panama. It is recommended to remain calm. No damage reported.

— SINAPROC PANAMA (@Sinaproc_Panama) October 20, 2022

The telluric event was felt in the Panamanian provinces of Chiriquí, Panamá, Panamá Oeste, Colón, Bocas del Toro, Herrera, Veraguas and Coclé.

In the first images that have been disseminated on the networks, the exact moment when the seismic movement was recorded, which has had several aftershocks, is observed.

The characteristics of this earthquake do not meet the conditions for there to be a tsunami threat in Panama.

On the other hand, according to the report of the Tsunami Warning Center of the Secretariat of the Navy and Navy of Mexico (Semar), no generation of variations in sea level is expected on the Mexican coasts and neither on those of El Salvador.

More information, shortly.


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