BREAKING: HUGE 6.9 magnitude earthquake occurs off the coast of Panama

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An earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude has struck off the coast of Panama.

A strong earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Panama this afternoon, Thursday, October 20. Its epicentre was located about 38 miles south-southwest of the town of Boca Chica, in San Lorenzo District in Chiriqui Province. The tremor occurred at 11.57am local time.

An official tsunami warning has not yet been issued but the situation is being monitored. There have been no initial reports of damage to structures on the mainland.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at