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article imageEarthquake 7.6 Richter shakes San José, Costa Rica - UPDATE

By Igor I. Solar     Sep 5, 2012 in World
A strong earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale shook Costa Rican territory this morning at about 08:42 local time. No reports are yet known about casualties or the level of damage.
The quake lasted for several seconds and disrupted electricity and telecommunications services in San José, the Costa Rican capital.
The epicenter of the quake was located 60 km from the town of Liberia, Province of Guanacaste, four hours from the capital, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
No reports are yet known about casualties or the level of damage.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. A tsunami watch is also in effect for Chile, reports TheTelegraph.
Recent reports indicate that the tsunami warning has been cancelled for most of the area with the exception of Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
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