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A 5.1 magnitude earthquake is registered in Panama

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake is registered in Panama

The earthquake was felt in the provinces of Panama, Panama Oeste and Colón.

At 1:13 am this Saturday, an earthquake was registered in Panama, with its epicenter in Santa Isabel, province of Colón.

The Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama had reported a preliminary magnitude of 5.7, but after the review it adjusted the magnitude of the earthquake to 5.1.

It was felt in the provinces of Colón, Panamá and Panamá Oeste.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) reported that it maintains monitoring.

The entity ruled out that a tsunami alert had been issued for the national territory.

What to do in the event of an earthquake

- Keep calm
- Eliminate source of fire
- Don't use elevators
- Settle into security zones
- Stay away from windows and objects that may fall
- Locate the evacuation route

The emergency line that the government of the Republic of Panama makes available to the community for these cases of strong earthquakes is 520-4426.

The earthquake that generated this strong earthquake was felt in the provinces of Colón, Panamá and Panamá Oeste.

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