6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Costa Rica

13:26, May 14, 2011      

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An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale jolted Costa Rica on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on its website.

The quake struck at 4:47 p.m. local time (2247 GMT), with a depth of 70 km. The epicenter was some 25 km west-northwest of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.

The temblor, which lasted for more than one minute, was felt across Costa Rica's central region and caused panic in the local population, eyewitnesses told Xinhua.

There is no immediate report of any injury or damage from the quake.

 
 
     
 
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