Costa Rica Quake
May 14, 2011 by staff
Costa Rica Quake, A 6-magnitudeearthquake shook the capital city of Costa Rica on Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was felt strongly in San Jose, but there were no reports of damage or immediate injury, “said Juan de Dios Castillo, spokesman for the Institute of Seismology and volcanoes. He said there were no reports of falling objects, but no major damage to buildings.
The quake’s epicenter was 17 miles (28 kilometers) northwest of San José, according to the geological survey. Castillo said he landed near Santiago de Puriscal, province west of the capital. Attention was drawn as of 16:48 local time (22:48 GMT) with a depth of about 44 miles (70 kilometers).
On January 8, 2009, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the center of Costa Rica, killing at least 20 people. An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hit the country in October 2010.
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