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June 13th 5.5 Earthquake Damages Hospital in Azuero Peninsula

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Metro stations checked after 5.5 quake

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A 5.5 magnitude earthquake in the south of the Azuero Peninsula  shook  several parts of the country on Wednesday  evening, June 13  and  sent Civil Protection system Sinaproc) teams and firemen to check Panama metro stations and other buildings

epicenter-e1528975415188-300x266.jpg  The epicenter of the tremor took place in the south of the Azuero Peninsula and was felt in the city of Panama, Coclé, Azuero peninsula, Chiriqui, and Veraguas.

So far Sinaproc has reported minor affectation in the shelves of a ‘Cerro Hoya’ grocery store, located in the corregimiento of La Arena.

The Fire Department of the provinces of Herrera and Los Santos carried out structural evaluations, including the Anita Moreno Regional Hospital of Azuero and recommendations were given to those in charge.




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Quake damaged hospital  closed, patients moved

Health Minister Mayo (with phone) and CSS Director Martiz
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Patients and staff  in the  Anita Moreno Hospital  in Azuero were transferred  to new facilities on Friday, June 15, following a tour by Health Minister Miguel Mayo, and Director of the Social Security Fund (CSS), Alfredo Martiz.

The tour came after a 5.5 magnitude earthquake on  Wednesday when National Civil Protection staff (Sinaproc) arrived to check the damaged  building

Minister Mayo said that the old Anita Moreno Hospital  built in 1973 is being closed,

And  as an emergency measure He also asked the population to get used to a series of measures that will be taking place as they adapt to the new facilities  at  Hospital Gustavo Nelson Collado.



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