6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Panama and Costa Rica border region – USGS

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck the Panama-Costa Rica border region. The wider space across the quake is dwelling to greater than 400,000 folks.

The quake struck on Sunday afternoon, and was initially reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The EMSC reported the quake as occurring at a depth of 12km under the earth’s floor, whereas the USGS put the depth at 37 km.

Eyewitnesses instructed the EMSC that the quake was “very strong” and shook buildings. Video footage captured close to David, Panama, confirmed grocery store cabinets toppled by the quake, and merchandise thrown to the flooring. Additional footage shot in a rural space confirmed picket homes partially collapsed after the quake.

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