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Moderate quakes hit Bolivia, Costa Rica: USGS

Last Updated: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 20:27

Washington: Moderate earthquakes shook
Bolivia early today, US seismologists said, although there
were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

A 5.3-magnitude tremor hit 75 kilometres west-northwest
of Santa Cruz, Bolivia`s largest city, at 5:23 am (0923 GMT)
with a depth of 10 km, according to the US Geological Survey.

A quake of magnitude 5.2 struck nearby 17 minutes later,
140 km northwest of Santa Cruz.

Another magnitude 5.2 temblor struck 30 km
south-southeast of Golfito in Costa Rica at a depth of 29 km
at 3:08 am (0908 GMT), the USGS said. It was followed by a
4.7-magnitude quake 35 minutes later.


First Published: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 20:27

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