Big quake on Pacific coast of Costa Rica

The preliminary 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck at 8:42 this morning near the town of Liberia and was widely felt across Central America. There were no initial reports of damage or deaths in the capital of San Jose, 88 miles from the epicenter, but communications to the quake zone have so far been spotty. It is known that some houses are down, landslides have occurred and highways are blocked. A precautionary tsunami warning was issued in that region. USGS page

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