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Update – Tsunami Warning Canceled After Costa Rica Earthquake

September 5, 2012 By: Newswire

UPDATE: MI News reports that the tsunami warnings put into effect after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica have been canceled. While there were reports of some buildings damaged near the quakes epicenter, there were no immediate reports of casualties.

CNN is reporting that an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck off the coast of Costa Rica Wednesday, resulting in some damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake also prompted several destinations throughout Latin America to issue tsunami warnings.

According to the report, the quake struck off of Costa Rica's 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 revised it downward. The epicenter was just six miles away from the city of Hojancha.

Authorities issued tsunami warnings for much of the Pacific coastlines of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. The warning was canceled for other locations.

For CNN's story, click here.

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By Newswire | September 5, 2012
There are reports of some damage to buildings near the epicenter, but no casualties.
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