- Category: Latest National News
- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:23
- Written by Staff
Costa Rica—(ENEWSPF)—September 5, 2012. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck the northwest coast of Coast Rica today.
The quake hit Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific coast about 87 miles west of the capital, San Jose. It was centered more than 28 miles deep. The Geological Survey originally measured the quake at magnitude 7.9, but later revised it downward.
The epicenter was just six miles away from the city of Hojancha
There have been no reports of aftershocks. A tsunami warning was initially issued following the earthquake but has now been cancelled.