Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Costa Rica

3:38 PM, Oct 10, 2012   |    comments
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MEXICO CITY - Seismologists say a magnitude-5.3 earthquake has shaken Costa Rica. There are no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 6:19 a.m. (8:19 EST; 12:19 GMT) and was centered eight miles (14 kilometers) north-northeast of the town of Nicoya. The epicenter was about 22 miles (35 kilometers) below the surface.

The agency originally calculated the magnitude as 5.8 but later revised it downward.

The Associated Press

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