We were awakened by an earthquake just after 1 a.m. this morning. It registered as 6.1. That’s quite strong, the strongest I’ve felt in three years in Panama. The map – from the US government earthquake site – shows the epicenter was just off the Pacific Coast, south of the border between Costa Rica and Panama.

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Our apartments were not damaged but the authorities had to evacuate the hospitals. Quakes at night are much more dangerous than during the daytime. There have been several aftershocks.

Let’s hope we get a better night’s sleep tonight.

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