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Panama withdraws tsunami alert due to earthquake in Mexico

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  • Fri, 09/08/2017 - 14:14
Through a statement, the COE dismissed damages in the country and the Tsunami alert for waves of 0.14 to 0.17 meters representing only a slight increase in wave level, with no greater risk for the Panamanian territory
  • Telemetro

The Emergency Operations Center (COE) withdraw the alert issued in Panama after the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Mexico, killing at least 32 people.

Through a statement, the COE dismissed damages in the country and the Tsunami alert for waves of 0.14 to 0.17 meters representing only a slight increase in wave level, with no greater risk for the Panamanian territory.

According to oceanographic monitoring, no incidents occurred on the Pacific coast in the areas of Punta Mala and Punta Burica specifically mentioned in the tsunami alert of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC).

José Donderis, director of the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), reported that "categorically the country is safe". Donderis called for "keeping calm and following official information, avoiding disclosure or sharing unconfirmed information."

According to the National Seismological Service of Mexico, it is the largest earthquake recorded with seismographs in the history of that country.

The strong earthquake recorded on Thursday night in Mexico left 23 dead in the state of Oaxaca, 7 in Chiapas and 2 in Tabasco, according to the preliminary report of the authorities.

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