7.6 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica; Tsunami Warning in Effect

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0  Updated at 10:49 am, September 5th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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(SAN JOSE, Costa Rica) — A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica on Wednesday, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of Central America.

The 25-mile deep quake hit the country just before 9 a.m. local time, 88 miles west from the capital of San Jose, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  It’s magnitude was originally reported at 7.9.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.

No casualties or major damages have been reported.

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