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6.6-magnitude earthquake recorded off Panama

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The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of western Panama.

The quake struck at 3:54 am on Monday, 20 km off Punta de Burica, close to the border with Costa Rica. It was at a relatively shallow depth of 20 km.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no danger of a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of damage.

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