6.6 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Gulf of Darien off Panama, Colombia

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck on Thursday the Gulf of Darien, off the coast of Panama and Colombia.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake occurred at a depth of 10 km.

So far, there have been no reports of human or material losses.

Colombia was hit by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in 1999, which killed 1,185 people and left 700 missing, in addition to injuring at least 4,750 people and displacing about 250,000 people. The city of Armenia was the most affected by the earthquake.

Source: Qatar News Agency