Western Panama Hit by 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake

A map shows a 6.3M earthquake detected in Panama on June 25, 2019. (Credit: USGS)

A map shows a 6.3M earthquake detected in Panama on June 25, 2019. (Credit: USGS)

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck western Panama.

The quake hit around 12:23 a.m. local time (10:23 p.m. PST), on the nation’s western coast just north of La Esperanza at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake in the Central American nation.

 

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