Powerful Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Shakes Panama, USGS Says
21:32 GMT 21.07.2021 (Updated: 22:03 GMT 21.07.2021)
Officials have indicated that the strong earthquake has not caused any fatalities, injuries or structural damage. Tsunami warnings have not been issued at present.
A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook much of Panama on Tuesday after striking just along the coastal waters at a depth of 33 kilometers.
The US Geological Survey detailed that the quake was detected just 80 kilometers south of Panama's Punta de Burica, a coastal peninsula that stretches along the Pacific border between Panama and neighboring Costa Rica. Prior to being downgraded to a magnitude 6.8, officials recorded the quake at a magnitude 7.0.
Officials have indicated the quake has not raised any threats of a tsunami.
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Video shared online by users also showed that the earthquake rattling light fixtures in the Central American nation.
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