5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Panama

A map of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Panama Wednesday.
A map of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Panama Wednesday. USGS screengrab

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Panama on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake hit at 4:13 p.m. about 33 miles south of the city of Pedregal, Panama at a depth of 17.3 miles, the USGS reported.

Wednesday’s temblor comes a day after an 8.2 magnitude earthquake shook just off Chile’s northern coast, killing six people and setting off a tsunami that forced an evacuation of coastal areas.

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