5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Panama

An Earthquake of 5.7-magnitude struck the waters southeast Panama Saturday afternoon. According to data from the United States Geological Survey, APA.

The tremors were registered at 21:45 GMT with an epicenter 43 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of Pedasi district at the depth of 10 kilometers. The quake could be felt in the Pacific Beach communities with aftershocks reported. 

According to the United States Geological Survey, the Caribbean plate is characterized by extensive diversity and complexity of tectonic regimes. February of last year, the agency also reported an earthquake about 83 kilometers southeast of Panama City in the Gulf of Panama.