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Strong quake off coast of Panama poses no tsunami threat to Hawaii

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:14 p.m. HST, May 12, 2014

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Panama Monday evening but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii, officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The magnitude-6.8 temblor was recorded at 8:35 p.m. Hawaii time and was centered 65 miles southeast of Punta de Burica, Panama at a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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