Panama’s Martinelli Inaugurates Us$120mn Highway In Chiriqui

Thankfully many of us responded to the call for blood and the story has a happy ending. The gentleman has recovered completely and his gratitude knows no bounds. In another incident, a Panamanian fellow had his thumb severely injured so that he needed extensive medical treatment and thus could not work for several months. The call went out for financial assistance. Soon he was ensconced in an expats home, being paid to take care of it while they were away, thus allowing him to continue his treatment while earning enough money to cover his expenses. Kindness. Compassion.

It recorded 4.3 on the Richter scale, and Chiriqui had been preceded by three other shocks in the morning, registering, 4.0, 4.7 and 4.9 degrees on the Richter scale. The Institute of Geosciences at the University of Panama, said the first quake was felt at 10:32 a.m. and the second was reported at 10:37 a.m. The epicenters were northeast of Puerto Armuelles, with depths of 10 kilometers and 20 kilometers, respectively. Those two quakes were followed by a quake – with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale 12:01 p.m.

5.5 Earthquake hits Chiriqui and Bocas

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The civil defense agency Sinaproc, says the tremor was recorded at 10:41 am. The director of the Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama, sid that the quake was located four kilometers south of Boquete. The quake, which had a depth of 44.6 kilometres, lasted for about 20 seconds. No damage was reported.

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