Magnitude-7.6 quake strikes in Costa Rica

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A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck in Costa Rica today, triggering a tsunami warning for nearby area of the Pacific, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

The USGS says the quake hit about 88 miles west of San Jose, the capital.

Holy cow! :eek: Visited there a couple of times,beautiful country.I will pray for all affected.

At least two people have died, and many more injured.

Two people are reported dead – one from a heart attack and another from trauma – and at least 20 were injured, according to the Red Cross.

Despite what appears to be limited damage, the powerful quake has also rattled tourists and foreigners who have relocated to the country. The epicenter of this quake, along the northwestern coast, was about 50 miles south of the town of Liberia, an area popular among tourists. (It is also home to many Costa Ricans struggling to make ends meet, who Ms. Sanchez says are the most vulnerable.)

csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-America-Monitor/2012/0905/In-earthquake-ready-Costa-Rica-quake-size-rattles

Beautiful country. Praying for all those affected.

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