Earth­quake strikes; no ma­jor dam­age

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE -

A strong earth­quake with a pre­lim­i­nary mag­ni­tude of 6.5 shook Costa Rica on Sun­day night, knock­ing items from shelves and send­ing peo­ple rush­ing out­side in panic. The coun­try’s Public Safety Min­istry said it had re­ports of two se­ri­ous in­juries as a re­sult of the quake, but did not pro­vide addi- tional de­tails. Elec­tric­ity was knocked out in some ar­eas as power lines and poles fell, but there were no re­ports of ma­jor in­fras­truc­ture dam­age from the tremor, which hit in a lightly pop­u­lated area along the Pa­cific Coast. The gov­ern­ment re­ported some rock­slides ob­struct­ing high- ways near the epi­cen­ter. The U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey said the earth­quake was cen­tered about 10 miles south­east of the town of Jaco.

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