Robust 6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Panama and Costa Rica
- The epicenter was 200 miles southeast of San Jose, Costa Rica, and about 30 miles south of Punta de Burica, Panama
- The earthquake was at a depth of 1.2 miles however no tsunami warnings had been issued
- Each Panama and Costa Rica reported that there was no critical harm completed
- Residents of Costa Rica’s capital felt the affect however Panama Metropolis’s didn’t
A powerful earthquake struck off the southern coast of Panama on Wednesday close to the border with Costa Rica, rattling the Costa Rican capital San Jose.
The quake was recorded as being 6.9 magnitude by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a 6.8 magnitude.
It hit at a depth of 1.2 miles, about 200 miles southeast of San Jose and about 30 miles south of Punta de Burica, Panama.
Quakes of that magnitude could cause extreme harm, though there have been no fast studies of injury and authorities stated a tsunami was not anticipated.
The earthquake was felt in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, however not in Panama’s capital, Panama Metropolis. No harm was reported
‘Relating to the earthquake we felt in virtually your entire nation, we report that we’ve no harm to public infrastructure or private accidents,’ stated Alexander Solis, head of Costa Rica’s Nationwide Emergency Fee.
A Reuters witness stated the quake was felt in San Jose, however one other witness stated it was not felt in Panama’s capital, Panama Metropolis.
‘Our crew continues to observe the areas the place the earthquake this afternoon was perceived,’ stated Panama’s civil safety company in a press release.
‘No harm has been reported but.’
One other temblor, with a magnitude of 6.3 and a depth of 14 miles, additionally struck close to Panama, the EMSC stated.
Individuals dwelling in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose (pictured) reported feeling the quake
The earthquake was not felt in Panama Metropolis, residents reported