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Shaky Night: Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Shakes Gulf of Darien

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In a seismic event that sent shockwaves through the Gulf of Darien, a powerful quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted the region on Wednesday night, followed by a 4.9 aftershock just minutes later, as reported by the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Fortunately, no casualties or significant damages have been reported in the sparsely populated nearby areas.

According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was located approximately 41 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Puerto Obaldia, Panama. Both tremors struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles).

Panama’s civil defense agency took to Twitter to confirm that the quake was felt in the provinces of Darien, Panama, Guna Yala, and West Panama.

Despite the intense shaking, the agency stated, “There is no report of effects.”

Addressing concerns, Panama’s National Emergency Operations Center swiftly dismissed any threat of a tsunami.

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The tremors reverberated in parts of Panama City, and residents of Colombian cities such as Medellin and Cali also experienced the unsettling jolts.

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