LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Panama was struck by a strong earthquake today, a terremoto that was felt in Costa Rica. Saturday’s Panama earthquake was a sizable temblor, one of the strongest quakes to strike the region this month. And while Panama has yet to report any significant aftershocks, local news is still investigating the damage throughout the region today.
The Panama earthquake struck shortly after 8 am local time Saturday. With a nominal depth of just six miles below the earth’s surface, today’s quake registered a strong 6.0 magnitude.
Local news is reporting the quake was centered roughly one hundred miles south of David, Panama and southwest of Santiago. The quake was also south of the Costa Rican town of Golfito and roughly two hundred thirty miles south of Panama City.
No tsunami alert was issued after the quake.
The quake was not centered on land but off the western coast. It was west of Parque Nacional De Isla Coiba, Parque Nacional Cerro Hoya. It was centered east of Puerto Armuelles and Santo Tomas.