Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama area near Costa Rica – Stuff.co.nz

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and was centred 7 kilometres southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan.

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The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and was centred 7 kilometres southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan.

A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) says the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 and was centred 7 kilometres southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan.

The quake occurred at a depth of about 37km.

One woman was injured when the roof of the building she was in collapsed, Reuters reported, while there had been other reports of damage to some buildings in the area.

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