Magnitude 5.9 earthquake shakes Panama-Colombia border

PANAMA (KRON) -- A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near the Panama-Colombia border Tuesday at 5:10 Pacific Daylight Time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS said it was centered near La Palma, Panama, 26 kilometers south-southwest of Acandi, Colombia.

The earthquake had a depth of six miles, according to the USGS. The earthquake is not expected to generate a tsunami.

For more information, you can go to The earthquake was originally reported at 6.1, but has been downgraded to a magnitude 5.9.


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