Wednesday, August 14, 2013

...severe shallow Earthquake South of Panama, near Colombia...!

6.6 - south of Panama

Severe // Earthquake

18 minutes ago


A strong and shallow earthquake with registered magnitude of 6.6 struck south of Panama / west of Colombia on August 13, 2013 at 15:43 UTC. USGS measured depth at 10 km, EMSC registered M 6.7 at depth of only 2 km!

Epicenter was located at sea 99 km (62 miles) WSW of Mutis, Colombia and 373 km (232 miles) SSE of Panama City, Panama at coordinates 5.871°N 78.235°W .

There was no tsunami generated. No damage or injuries were reported.

Residents in several towns in the southwest and in central Colombia said the quake caused strong shaking, the head of the seismic detection network at Colombia's geological service, Jaime Raisgosa, told Reuters.

There are about 3824 people living within 100 km radius.