6.6-magnitude earthquake recorded off Panama

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Panama City, Dec 8: The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of western Panama.

6.6-magnitude earthquake recorded off Panama

The quake struck at 3:54 am today, 12 miles (20 kilometers) off Punta de Burica, close to the border with Costa Rica. It was at a relatively shallow depth of 12.4 miles (20 kilometers).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no danger of a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of damage. 

PTI

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