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According to the USGS, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the coast of Panama

(CNN) – The US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Thursday that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake had struck 56 kilometers south of Punta Buria in Panama. No injuries or damage have been reported so far due to this movement.

This Wednesday, another 6.8 earthquake shook the region and was felt even in Costa Rica.

6.8 magnitude earthquake shakes west Pacific coast of Panama

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

The quake affected San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.

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Armando Palacios, director of the National Organization, told local media that some structures were slightly damaged in the province of Siriguay, about 380 kilometers from Panama City, after a strong earthquake struck the country this Wednesday afternoon. Civil Defense in the province of Siriguay.

Members of the fire brigade, National Police and Navy Air Force services mobilized around the center, where they said there were no injuries, but there was more fear among the people due to the strong quake. He explained that there are reports of some minor effects on the structures of some hospitals in the sector and that they will be monitored.

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