Panama struck by 5.8-magnitude earthquake

Last updated 05:39 03/04/2014

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit Panama on Wednesday (local time), the US Geological Survey said.

The quake came a day after Chile was shaken by an 8.2 magnitude quake that killed six people and set off a tsunami with two-metre waves.

The Panama quake was centered about 61 km south of David, Panama, at a depth of 28 km. The USGS originally reported the magnitude at 6.2 and depth at 10 km.

Panama's head of emergency services, Arturo Alvarado, said there were no reports of damage or injuries but that schools and homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution. A USGS tweet said it had received citizens' reports of light and moderate shaking.

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- Reuters

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