The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in western Panama's Chiriquí province, near the Costa Rican border, in the early hours (local time) of Wednesday, June 26. The quake struck at 00:23 approximately 40 km (25 mi) from the city of David (Chiriquí province) at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi). Localized infrastructure damage and associated transportation and telecommunication disruptions are possible. Further aftershocks are also possible.
Individuals in Panama and southern Costa Rica are advised to monitor the situation, prepare for aftershocks, and anticipate localized infrastructure damage and transportation and telecommunication disruptions.
In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.
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