A 5.6 magnitude earthquake reported in Chiriquí
An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 was felt with more intensity this Thursday, July 22, in the province of Chiriquí, which again alerted the security entities, after this region was shaken yesterday by a earthquake of magnitude 7.
The Institute of Geosciences of Panama confirmed this morning the 5.6 tremor, which occurred about 18 hours after the one registered yesterday afternoon.
In addition, the authorities reported that after yesterday's 7-degree earthquake, 30 more aftershocks were registered.
Faced with this situation, personnel from the Ministry of Housing and Land Management began the evaluation of at least four affected homes in the Barú district sector.
Armando Palacios, regional director of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), confirmed that due to the earthquake in the shops of Barú, objects fell and that some tiles in the Dionicio Arrocha hospital were raised.
Likewise, he highlighted that the monitoring in the entire province of Chiriquí is maintained.