Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capital

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Posted: Feb 20, 2017 4:15 PM
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capital

PANAMA CITY (AP) — An earthquake caused skyscrapers in Panama's capital to sway Monday 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 2:35 p.m. (1935 GMT) was centered 6 miles (10 kilometers) deep about 51 miles (83 kilometers) south-southeast of Panama City in the Gulf of Panama.