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Earthquake shakes Panama with magnitude of 4.7

  • Government employees stand outside their office buildings after an earthquake, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral at the Casco Viejo neighborhood in Panama City, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A strong earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama's capital registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    Government employees stand outside their office buildings after an earthquake, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral at the Casco Viejo neighborhood in Panama City, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A strong earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama's capital registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  (The Associated Press)

  • Government employees stand outside their office buildings after an earthquake, at the Casco Viejo neighborhood in Panama City, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A strong earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama's capital registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    Government employees stand outside their office buildings after an earthquake, at the Casco Viejo neighborhood in Panama City, Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A strong earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama's capital registering a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 according to the U.S. Geological Survey. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)  (The Associated Press)

A strongly felt earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama's capital and caused the evacuation of some buildings.

The U.S. Geological Survey gives a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 for Monday afternoon's quake.

The shaking set off car alarms and local news media said the local subway system was halted.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

The 2:35 p.m. (1935 GMT) quake was centered 6 miles (10 kilometers) deep about 51 miles (83 kilometers) south-southeast of Panama City in the Gulf of Panama.