Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama City

Posted By on February 21, 2017

21 February 2017 – An earthquake caused skyscrapers in Panama’s capital to sway today and led to the evacuation of some buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 for the afternoon’s quake.

The shaking set off car alarms and local news media said the local subway system was halted.

The quake at 2:35pm local time was centered 6 miles (10 kilometers) deep about 51 miles (83 kilometers) south-southeast of Panama City in the Gulf of Panama.