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Latino Daily News

Thursday September 5, 2013

JUST IN:  6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica this Morning

JUST IN:  6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica this Morning

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The United States Geological Service (USGS) is reporting a 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck the Guanacaste province in Liberia, Costa Rica this morning, 6:29 a.m. local time.

The earthquake struck 11 miles deep in the Pacific Ocean approximately 27 miles west of Sardinal, Costa Rica.  There are also reports of aftershocks in Manzanillo de Santa Cruz.

Guanacaste is home to some of the country‚Äôs most popular tourist attractions including the beach community of Playas del Coco and the town of Nicoya. 

Currently there are no reports of injuries or damage to property. 

This region was hit by a 7.6 earthquake last September that caused widespread panic and resulted in $45M in damages.  The quake caused damage to 200 homes, public buildings, schools and health care centers.  There was one fatality reported, a 55-year-old woman who suffered a heart attack.  2,000 aftershocks were registered after the quake hit.