Earthquake 6.6 South Of Panama At 6:45 PM This Evening
Sunday, June 03 2012 @ 08:09 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: This quake was centered out in the ocean, well South of Panama. Unless it generates a tsunami, I doubt anyone even felt it, even though it was a 6.6 which is bigger than most of the stuff that hits around here. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued the following alert at 7:51 pm local Panama time: "EVALUATION - NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION."
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