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Wednesday, April 24 2019 @ 08:26 PM UTC

Magnitude 6 quake shakes Panama

EarthquakesPANAMA CITY, Panama (AP) -- A moderately strong earthquake and at least one aftershock shook Panama early Monday, but no damages or injuries were reported. Panama's Civil Protection Agency said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 6 and struck at 2:48 a.m. (7:48 a.m. GMT), centered on the Pacific coast near the Costa Rican border about 500 kilometers (310 miles) west of Panama City, according to the country's Civil Protection Agency. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.9 and had its epicenter 380 kilometers (235 miles) from the capital. A 5.2-magnitude aftershock struck at 4:13 a.m. local time (9:13 a.m. GMT), Panamanian officials said.
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