59 quake shakes ColombiaPanama border region

first_img Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   Frightened residents said the earth shook for about 30 seconds. In Acandi and the nearby town of Ungia, power was briefly knocked out and some homes showed cracks.Authorities were still trying to determine if there was damage or injuries in the area, said Walter Valoyes, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Choco province, where the two towns are.In Panama City, the National Assembly was in session and lawmakers were evacuated as a precautionary measure.___Associated Press writer Juan Zamorano in Panama City contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Mesa family survives lightning strike to home BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening. There were no early reports of damage or injuries.The U.S. Geological Service said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.9, while Colombia’s seismological institute put it at 6.1.The epicenter was about 17 miles (29 kilometers) south of the Colombian town of Acandi and 159 miles (258 kilometers) east-southeast of Panama City, a point in the dense Darien Gap jungle area between the two countries. The tremor occurred at 7:10 p.m. about 6 miles (10 kilometers) below the surface. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Four benefits of having a wireless security systemlast_img

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