An earthquake has rocked Costa Rica. According to reports, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit approximately 40 miles south of Liberia, on the northwest coast.
According to Reuters, the United States Geographical Survey is reporting the 6.6 magnitude earthquake’s epicenter was 38 miles south of Liberia, at a depth of 11.8 miles. The earthquake occurred at 6:45 p.m. local time (8:45 p.m. EDT).
The nearest town affected would be Honjacha, which is six miles (10 km) from the epicenter, reports the USGS. Nicoya is seven miles (11 km) from the epicenter. The capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, is 87 miles (140 km) away.
Agence France-Presse is reporting that there is no fear of a resulting tsunami that could cause further destruction. Damage reports are not in yet.
Inside Costa Rica is reporting that the epicenter of the earthquake was in Guanacaste province, just southeast of Nicoya. The epicenter of this earthquake is in the same location as a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that rocked Costa Rica in September. Tremors and shaking could be felt as far away as San Jose.
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