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5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Panama

This is the third earthquake around the Panama-Costa Rica border region in the past two hours. So far, there have been no reports of any damages or casualties caused by the earthquake.

The quake, with a magnitude of 5.5, hit 61km to the south-west of the city David, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometres. 

No injuries or damage has so far been reported.

Last year in September, Panama was hit by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. The tremor took place 12.9 km (8 miles) east-north-east of Finca Blanco town at a depth of 8.7 km. The quake was given a green alert level, which means economic losses, but unlikely casualties or damages.

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