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Earthquake in Panama: What to do in the event of an earthquake?

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

It was not just another morning for much of Panama. The Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama through its official Twitter account detailed that at 1:13 am on Saturday, May 1, an earthquake was registered in the country.

After the seismic event registered this morning, it has been reported that no tsunami warning has been issued on the national territory. The epicenter of this event was in Santa Isabel, province of Colón.

What to do in the event of an earthquake

- Keep calm

- Eliminate source of fire

- Do not 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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