Earthquake Of 6.3 Magnitude Jolts Off Pacific Coast Of Panama

Panama: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Tuesday off Panama’s Pacific coast near the town of Boca Chica.

The quake was relatively shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometers (seven miles), the US agency said.

Panama’s civil protection agency Sinaproc said the quake had a magnitude of 6.7, hit 72 km from the coast and was felt in much of the Central American isthmus nation, although there were no immediate reports of fatalities or damage.

Panama’s civil defense office said there were no immediate reports of damages. But the office said the quake was felt on nearby Coiba Island.

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