Wednesday, June 16, 2021

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Panama, Costa Rica


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
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A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight, US Department of Geological Survey (USGS) said and potentially provoked death and damage.

The shallow earthquake at a depth of 10 kilometers and two kilometers from Progreso town in Panama.

No latest information on damage or death has been received so far but USGS seismologists say it may have an impact on many areas neighboring Costa Rica.


According to the USGS website, such incidents in the past require a response at the national level.

Read also: How do tidal waves affect earthquakes?

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