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Strong quake rocks Costa Rica; no immediate reports of damage

/ 11:40 AM November 13, 2017

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake occurred at 8:28 pm local (0228 GMT) on the Central American country’s Pacific coast, at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles), close to the popular tourist beach town of Jaco.

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert.

In the inland capital San Jose, buildings swayed for a couple of minutes. Local media reported that the quake was strongly felt across much of the country.

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