6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Panama, Costa Rica

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Panama, Costa Rica

 

Earthquake

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Panama-Costa Rica border region on Wednesday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The tremor hit the border region between Panama and Costa Rica at a depth of fourteen kilometres at UTC 05:23. There has been no reported risk of a tsunami.

According to the USGS, the epicentre was 44 km west of the city of David in Panama at a depth of 14.2 kilometres. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

​The agency initially announced a 6.4-magnitude tremor but later downgraded it to 6.3.

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