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COSTA RICA EARTHQUAKE

Location: NANDAYURE, Costa Rica
September 5, 2012

A handout picture provided by the Red Cross on 05 September 2012 shows damage on the church in Nandayure, Costa Rica, near the epicenter of the earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on the Richter scale that rocked Costa Rica at 08.42 local time (1442 GMT). A strong earthquake off the west coast of Costa Rica has prompted a tsunami warning, US officials said. The US Geological Survey later downgraded the strength of the earthquake to 7.6 magnitude from an earlier estimate of 7.9. The quake occurred at 1442 GMT about eight kilometres north-east of Samara and 151 kilometres west of the capital San Jose. No one was immediately reported injured, the Red Cross said, and damage caused by the quake in Costa Rica was believed to be relatively minor.

Credit: EPA
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