Costa Rica hit by 6.5-magnitude quake

Share

A strong quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 shook Costa Rica on Sunday night, knocking items from shelves and sending people rushing outside in panic.

Neighboring El Salvador's civil protection agency tweeted that the quake caused some electrical posts to fall, while the civil protection agency in neighboring Panama said there were no reports of damage there.

While power was largely unaffected, there were reports of some areas close to the epicenter losing electricity and cellphone transmission.

Trump insults 'short and fat' (and nuclear-armed) Kim Jong Un
The President takes exception to North Korea calling him "old", sarcastically hitting back in a series of tweets. North Korea has dominated Mr Trump's Asia trip so far to Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam.

According to the National weather service, the United States threat of tsunamis in the Pacific ocean there.

Magdalena Lopez, who lives in Jaco, said the tremor started softly, but quickly strengthened.

A strong quake, measuring 6.5 according to a U.S. seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. "All of our neighbors were in the street".

49ers outlast Giants for first win under Kyle Shanahan
Giants quarterback Eli Manning: The two-time Super Bowl MVP couldn't stop the Giants' losing streak from reaching three games. They were embarrassed by a 49ers team that entered with an 0-9 record.

The USGS initially recorded the quake at a 6.8 magnitude but it has since been downgraded 6.5.

President Luis Guillermo Solis said via Twitter that the government was still gathering information.

7.2 magnitude natural disaster strikes Iran-Iraq border region - USGS
Some social media users in Israel, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have also reported feeling tremors. Eight villages were damaged ... "The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq".

Share