6.6 magnitude earthquake of the Richter Scale shook an isolated area on the border of Panama and Colombia on Wednesday night, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The earthquake was particularly felt in both countries, however were not mentioned no casualties nor serious material damage so far by the authorities

The earthquake – one of the strongest to have occurred in the region in recent years – occurred at 11:05 p.m. [σ.σ. τοπική ώρα· στις 06:05 ώρα Ελλάδας]at a depth of ten kilometers, in the sea space in the Caribbean, 40 kilometers from the Panamanian city of Puerto Ovaldia, according to the USGS.

The US Tsunami Early Warning System estimated that there is no danger to cause seismic sea waves.

In Panama, it was felt in the Darien jungle, on the border with Colombia, on the coast in the Caribbean Sea and as far as the nominal capital, according to Civil Protection, which added that no casualties or damage had been reported.

In the Colombian metropolis of Medellin, officials also assured that no damage had been reported to them.

Nine minutes after the initial quake, the USGS reported a magnitude 4.9 aftershock.