Quake hits off Panama's Pacific coast, no damage reported

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off Panama`s Pacific coast on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Reuters| Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 06:29 AM IST

Panama City: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck off Panama`s Pacific coast on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

The USGS said the quake, initially reported as having a magnitude of 6.0, was relatively shallow at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) below the seabed. It struck in the early evening 132 miles (213 km) south of the town of David.

The quake was not felt in the capital, Panama City.