WORLD Strong quake jolts Costa Rica


Strong quake jolts Costa Rica


06:04, August 07, 2019


Picture taken on July 22, 2012 shows boats sailing in the sea at sunset on the Tamarindo Beach, 250 kilometers northwest of San Jose City, Costa Rica. (Photo: Xinhua)

SAN JOSE, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted northern and central Costa Rica on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Seismological Network at the University of Costa Rica.

The quake struck at 3:14 p.m. local time (21:14 GMT), 2 kilometers north of Venecia de San Carlos, a town located 81 kilometers north of the capital San Jose, the agency said.

Though the quake occurred at a depth of 111 kilometers, it was strong enough to alarm some residents in affected areas, with several buildings being evacuated as a precaution.

So far, no injuries have been reported, according to the National Emergency Commission and rescue workers.

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