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Earthquake - Middle-America - Costa Rica

EDIS Number: EQ-20120905-36463-CRI
Date / time: 05/09/2012 17:01:39 [UTC]
Event: Earthquake
Area: Middle-America
Country: Costa Rica
State/County: Canton de Hojancha
Location: Hojancha
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

A powerful earthquake has rocked Costa Rica, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning for Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday's magnitude 7.6 earthquake was centered offshore, about 140 kilometers west of San Jose. The group originally said the quake had a magnitude of 7.9. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries but the quake shook buildings and caused power outages in some areas. The Associated Press says it caused landslides and destroyed homes in the town of Hojancha, near the epicenter.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 1 on 05.09.2012 at 17:06:19.
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