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Multiple Earthquake Incidents in Western Chiriqui at End of June/Early July 2019, and Green Quake Alert


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6.2 magnitude earthquake at 12:24am, Wednesday, June 26, 4.3KM from La Esperanza, Chiriquí, Panama. Initial reports said 6.3 magnitude, but downgraded to 6.2 about one hour after the event.

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000455l/executive

https://earthquaketrack.com/quakes/2019-06-26-05-23-48-utc-6-3-10

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Hospitals evacuated as 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocks Chiriqui

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SINAPROC carried out structural evaluations through the night

Posted 26/06/2019

An earthquake of 6.5 magnitudes rocked Chiriqui soon after Midnight on Wednesday, June 26  causing panic and  damaging at least four structures and leading to the evacuation of hospitals as a preventive measure The first quake  It was followed by  a series of  aftershocks

, Francisco Santamaría,  the director of the System of Civil Protection System  in Chiriquí,(Sinaprocc) said that, for the moment, they have  reports of two affected structures in the province and  Sinaproc staff are continuing evaluations including hospitals 

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/hospitals-evacuated-as-65-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-chiriqui-1

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Fresh quake of 5.1 rocks Chiriqui

Posted 28/06/2019

Severe earthquakes continue to rock Chiriqui sending staff of the Civil Protection  System(Sinaproc) to vunerable locations to monitor damage.

On Friday, June 28 a quake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded, 13 kilometers from Puerto Armuelles,  at 6:17 am,

Other earthquakes have been registered during the week in Puerto Armuelles. On Thursday  the movement was of magnitude 4.7 and  on Wednesday of 6.5

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/fresh-quake-of-51-rocks-chiriqui

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Green quake alert for Chiriqui

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Posted 28/06/2019

Panama’s Civil Protection system issued a 72-hour  preventive green alert for the province of Chiriquí on Friday afternoon, June 28   after the recent earthquakes recorded in Puerto Armuelles.

According to Sinaproc, the alert is aimed at promoting the culture of risk reduction.

"We call for calm and generate a preventive culture, through evacuation drills in case of earthquakes," said the entity.

"It will be monitored with scientific and technical personnel during the 72 hours," said  Reyes Jimenez. the general manager in charge

This Friday an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded in Puerto Armuelles, which had a series of shocks from 6.5 to 4.7 in the three days before.

Meanwhile business and tourist activities will continue as usual.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/green-quake-alert-for-chiriqui

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Fresh quake as green alert remains

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Posted 29/06/2019

WITH  a green alert still in place until Monday the Geosciences Institute of the University of Panama.   reported  A 4.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday, June 29, in Puerto Armuelles  Chiriqui..There were 8 shocks during the day from 2.7 upwards.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/fresh-quake-as-green-alert-remains

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Fresh 4.4 quake rattles Chiriqui

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Posted 01/07/2019

THE EARTHQUAKE green alert in Chiriqui remains in place and a new quake with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded on Monday, July 1, in the area of Puerto Armuelles Last week there were several telluric movements  The highest of magnitude 6.5. The Civil Protection (Sinaproc) decreed a preventive green alert and called for calm.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/fresh-44-quake-rattles-chiriqui

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Quake alert extended as shocks continue

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Posted 02/07/2019

Panama’s Civil Protection System (Sinaproc)   extended the earthquake green alert in Chiriqui for another week, following continuing seismic activity on Tuesday, July 2.

The preventive green alert seeks to constantly monitor the shocks and to increase the work of promotion, education and orientation of the population, so that they know what to do, before, during or after these seismic events.

Meanwhile, in the last few hours there have been four earthquakes in intensity between 3.9 and 4.4 degrees, according to Sinaproc.

The earthquakes were felt with the strongest  force in the sectors of Puerto Armuelles, the Fincas Bananeras, Paso Canoas, Alanje, Bugaba, David and Tierras Altas.

"We remind the population to always stay calm, we are in a seismic zone, where evacuation and emergency plans must be made," said Francisco Santamaría, director of Sinaproc in Chiriqui.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/quake-alert-extended-as-shocks-continue

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Schools  test escape plans after new quake and aftershocks

Posted 11/07/2019

A seismic movement of 4.4 degrees shook the western area of Chiriqui on Thursday morning. It was followed by two aftershocks that prompted many schools in the province to test their evacuation plans and look for routes to safe areas.

The tremors  were  felt most strongly in Puerto Armuelles, Fincas Bananeras, and Paso Canoa de Barú; in Bugaba, David, Alanje and Tierras Altas
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/schools-test-escape-plans-after-new-quake-and-aftershocks

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