Yes, we just had an earthquake this morning in Chiriqui Province, Panama. At 1:35 AM the whole house shook as a 6.8 earthquake lasted for at least half a minute. The last big one like this was a couple of months ago. Although that one was not as big, it did more damage to the house, leaving cracks in the walls.
I have heard, although it might not be true, that one reason everyone uses propane gas here, is that with so many earthquakes, it would not be wise to have gas lines maintained to every house from a central location.
It is true that you cannot get coverage for damage done to your home due to earthquakes here in Panama.
Posted May 13, 2014
Yes, the earth moves frequently in Panama (about 62 times last year). But amazingly, no one ever seems to get hurt, nor are there complaints of broken buildings, nor even a fallen dish.
Posted January 23, 2013