Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Costa Rica

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 22:01

Mexico City: Seismologists say a magnitude-5.3 earthquake has shaken Costa Rica. There are no immediate reports of damage.
The US Geological Survey says the quake occurred at 6:19 am (8:19 EST; 12:19 GMT) and was centered 14 kilometers north-northeast of the town of Nicoya. The epicenter was about 35 kilometers below the surface.
The agency originally calculated the magnitude as 5.8 but later revised it downward.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 22:01

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