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Saturday, April 20 2019 @ 06:42 AM UTC

Earthquake Alarms Residents Of Bocas Del Toro

EarthquakesA wooden house collapsed in Barrio Francés, in Almirante, Bocas del Toro, after the two earthquakes which were recorded early Monday morning.

Fermín Brown, 57 year old, was at the residence at the time of the occurrence, who said during the first quake, he awoke and two minutes two minutes later, he heard the crack of the house and then it collapsed completely.

These effects occurred after the occurrence of the earthquakes with magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.7 degrees on the Richter scale yesterday in the early morning hours, causing panic among the residents of Bocas del Toro.

The quake, which was felt in Chiriquí, Coclé and Veraguas, and in the villages adjacent to the border with Costa Rica, alarmed the inhabitants who were waking up.

Reports from the Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama (UP), the first quake was reported at 4:41 am., 39 kilometers to the west of the bocatorian region, near the community of El Silencio, while the second quake occurred at 4:57 am. (Siglo)

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