A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the Panama- Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, according to the US Geological Survey.
No major damage or casualties have been reported yet but the US seismologists have said that the disasters was potentially widespread.
According to the initial report, the tremor was felt in Costa Rica’s capital San Jose and in many parts of the Central American country.
No tsunami warning has been issued.
According to the National Seismological Network (RSN) in Costa Rica, the quake struck at 0523 GMT with its epicentre located 11 kilometres east of the Panamanian border town of Puerto Armuelles.
Further north, two months earlier, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake killed more than 300 people in Mexico.