Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes Panama and Costa Rica

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 has shaken the border region between Panama and Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred on Tuesday just before midnight local time in a small depth of ten kilometers, said the US earthquake monitoring USGS. Therefore, with victims and "significant damage" to achieve. The center of the quake was therefore located about two kilometers from the border town of Progeso in Panama.

The shocks were also felt in Costa Rica's capital San José and in much of the Central American country. However, a tsunami warning did not release Costa Rica's authorities.

In November 2017, the Pacific coast of Costa Rica had been shaken by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake. In San Jose shook buildings, two people died of heart attack. Two months earlier, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico killed more than 300 people.

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At first no information was available about possible victims and damages.