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Earthquake Hits Costa Rica

An earthquake has struck Costa Rica. The preliminary magnitude was 5.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 10:55:11 UTC

Monday, February 13, 2012 at 04:55:11 AM at epicenter

Location: 9.227°N, 83.980°W

Depth: 27.9 km (17.3 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

75 km (46 miles) S of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica

115 km (71 miles) NW of Golfito, Costa Rica

120 km (74 miles) SE of Puntarenas, Costa Rica

135 km (83 miles) SW of Limon, Costa Rica

This page will be updated if the event proves significant.

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