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Strong earthquake 6.8 Earthquake shock Panama and Costa Rica

Panama City: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook Panama and Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon. However, the quake was relatively far from the major population centers and there were no immediate reports of injuries.Also Read – Breaking: Earthquake of Magnitude 5.3 Felt in Rajasthan’s Bikaner

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was off the Pacific coast of Panama and the common border of Costa Rica, about 30 miles south of Punta de Burica, Panama. It happened at a depth of about six miles. Also read – 3.6 magnitude earthquake hits Shimla, no damage reported so far

The quake could not be felt in the Panamanian capital, but there are tremors in some places in western Panama and Costa Rica. Also Read – Maharashtra: 4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Yavatmal, Nearby Areas

Although there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, authorities said they have begun inspecting structures.

(With input from AP)

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