Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama area near Costa Rica

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A strong earthquake has struck as a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica.

There are no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a 6.1 preliminary magnitude and was centered four miles southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan.

The quake occurred at a depth of about 22 miles.