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WASHINGTON -- (UPDATE - 9:19 p.m.) A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday in the Pacific Ocean south of Panama, but there was no risk of a massive tsunami, US seismologists said.
The quake struck at 6:45 p.m. (0045 GMT Monday) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), the US Geological Survey said.
The epicenter was located 370 kilometers (230 miles) south of the Panamanian city of David.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said "no destructive widespread tsunami threat exists," but warned that quakes of a similar magnitude can "sometimes generate local tsunamis in coastal areas near the epicenter.