Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
The National Civil Protection System of Panama reported that 5 people were injured and 4 residences affected in Finca Zapote, in Puerto Armuelles, Province of chiriqui, border with Costa Rica, from an earthquake of 6,3 Sunday that rocked western Panama.
The tremor was felt in several parts of the country, It was recorded at 14:24 local time with its epicenter 12 kilometers from the town of Puerto Armuelles and a depth of 6,59 kilometers.
President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, He said in his Twitter account that among the wounded is a woman because that collapsed the roof of his home in Puerto Armuelles, and that the magnitude of the event there have been some damages to homes and shops in the locality.
The magnitude of the event have been some affectations in homes and businesses; until now we only report an injury lady by collapsing the roof of his home in Puerto Armuelles. The team of #FTCAyuda It is enabled to respond to any emergency.
- Juan Carlos Varela (@JC_Varela) 12 May 2019
Information from the Geosciences Institute of the University of Panama reveals that the earthquake was caused by tectonic fault Paso Canoas, Active for more than 100 years, belying reports that linked the event to the Baru Volcano.
Early reports recorded five injured, a minor 7 years and a pregnant woman 37 years, less than 17 years exposed fracture in an upper limb, a minor 8 Years wounded and greater adult of 98 years with hip fracture. The injured were taken to Hospital Dionisio Arrocha of Puerto Armuelles.
After the earthquake of magnitude 6,3 They have registered 8 lower intensity replicas. Staff Joint Task Force conducted security evacuations health facilities in the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro. After evaluations resumed their regular duties.
According to staff inspections #FTCAyuda, so far no damages to facilities or health services in the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro, only security evictions, They are continuing to work normally. pic.twitter.com/4W0r7ndNbj
- PANAMA SINAPROC (@Sinaproc_Panama) 12 May 2019
Photographs on social networks shelf falls in at least one food store in Paso Canoas spread, town bordering Costa Rica.
Meanwhile, the National Seismological Network of neighboring Costa Rica explained that the quake had a magnitude of 6 degrees on the Richter scale with epicenter at one kilometer northeast of the town of La Cuesta, Corridors in the province of Puntarenas.
Costa Rican authorities have reported no casualties or damage.