05/09/2012 - National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) announced there is no tsunami alert after an earthquake of 7.6 degrees on the Richter Scale occurring this Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Costa Rica.
“There is no alert in Panama”, said Sinaproc general director, Arturo Alvarado in RPC Radio, a local televised news.
He mentioned this decision was taken along with local experts since there is nothing different in the country. For this reason, Alvarado requested citizens to remain calm.
The official also said, the earthquake was felt in Bocas del Toro and Chiriquí. However, there are no reports of affectations.
In turn, Alvarado said they are in communication with civil protection authorities in Costa Rica, in order to know of the damages they have had.
The United States Geological Survey reported the earthquake had an intensity of 7.6 degrees on the Richter Scale (initially reported as 7.9) and located its epicenter at Nicoya Peninsula, three kilometers from Samara in Guanacaste province, on the Pacific, according to AFP news agency. The earthquake caused a tsunami alert in the Pacific which was later cancelled.
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