Barely one day after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck Chile, killing six people, a 5.8 earthquake has rocked Panama. While writing this, the earthquake was downgraded from 6.2 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Services.
Panama’s head of emergency services, Arturo Alvarado, said there were no reports of damage or injuries but that schools and homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution. A USGS tweet said it had received citizens’ reports of light and moderate shaking.
No injuries were reported from the earthquake that rumbled 40 miles south of David, Panama at a depth of 6.2 miles.
According to a resident tip, the quake was felt all the way into the San Jose region of Costa Rica.
This appears to be the year for earthquakes and volcanoes, as a Peruvian volcano is rumbling to life today and these breaking news stories ride right on the heels of strange activity in Yellowstone Park.