Strong Earthquake Hits Panama of 37 Km in Depth


A strong earthquake hit Panama on Sunday. The earthquake struck at a depth of 37 kilometres in the far west of the country near the Costa Rican border, about five km from the town of Santa Cruz, according to the US Geological Survey.

The magnitude of the earthquake  6.1. Consequently one person was injured from natural disaster and causing minor damage to businesses and homes, the Central American country's president Juan Carlos Varela said.

"Due to the magnitude of the event, there has been minor damage in homes and shops. So far we only have news one woman injured when the roof of her house collapsed in Puerto Armuelles," President Juan Carlos Varela  tweeted.

However, there was no tsunami alert issued from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

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