5.1 earthquake shakes Panama city

 
1,245Views 4Comments Posted 01/05/2021

Labor Day was ushered in with A 5.1 magnitude earthquake that shook several sectors of Panama at 1.13 a.m. on Saturday.

Preliminarily data, said that it was 5.7, but The Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama verified the magnitude of 5.1. It had its epicenter in the village of Santa Isabel, in the province of Colón. The area is adjacent to the Guna Yala region.

It was felt with greater intensity in the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste and Colón, and the region of Guna Yala.

Personnel from the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) carried out tours at dawn on Saturday, especially in medical centers

Sinaproc ruled out a  tsunami alert.

 



Comments 4

user
Sinclair

Just wait maybe correct but I think with the swaying of the buildings and the failing of the weak steel will cause the building to collapse with each floor pancaking on top of the next. very few survivors from that. There is an increase in seismic activity and volcano eruptions around the world. It's a bad time to be living in the ring of fire.

1 month ago
user
Just Wait

Just wait for the major fault line that runs under the canal and city to get a 8 or higher quake. Those poorly beach sand condos supported by inferior Chinese steel are going to crumble. This was just a tremor compared to what's coming. PC will be like Mogadishu after an event like that.

1 month ago
user
Oh ya

And because of things like this the new roadway leaving Panama that is in the works should cross the canal with a bridge not a tunnel underneath as they are planning. They are gambling with the money making canal by going under it

1 month ago
user
Oh ya

And because of things like this the new roadway leaving Panama that is in the works should cross the canal with a bridge not a tunnel underneath as they are planning. They are gambling with the money making canal by going under it

1 month ago
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