Tsunami warnings issued following a magnitude 7 earthquake in Panama.

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Tsunami warnings issued following a magnitude 7 earthquake in Panama.

A significant earthquake rocked PANAMA, with a preliminary magnitude of 7 on the Richter scale.

The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the USGS, 49 kilometers south of Punta de Burica in Panama. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a tsunami is not currently a hazard. Tsunamis have only happened a few times in Panama’s history.

Since 1882, only four classed tidal waves have occurred, resulting in the deaths of 100 individuals.

According to data published by world data.info, the largest tsunami was officially documented in September 1882.

A three-metre-high tidal wave slammed into shore, killing 100 people and damaging massive swaths of land.

On July 26, 1962, the greatest earthquake in Panama occurred, measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale.

Fortunately, the tremors did not cause significant structural damage or fatalities.

However, a few days later, on July 30, 1962, a large earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck neighboring Colombia.

Around 47 people were killed and 300 were injured this time.

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