6.2 Quake Shivers the Timbers in Panama, C.R.

November 21, 2008

A tremor marking 6.2 on the Richter scale shook from Panama to Costa Rica after midnight Tuesday, with no reports of injuries, according to the National Emergency Commission.

Some border towns, however, reported damage such as a water tank and shelves falling over at CiudadNeilyHospital, according to the daily La Nación.

The quake started at 12:11 a.m., 12 kilometers north of Puerto Armuelles, Panama, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica reported.

The observatory said the quake originated in the Panama Fracture Zone, and headed up through Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, Cartago, Turrialba, Siquirres, Heredia and Sarapiquí. San José residents also reported being jarred by prolonged tremors in the middle of the night.

–Alex Leff

 

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