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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake rattles Costa Rica’s southern zone

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October 28th, 2013 ( An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Costa Rica’s southern zone near the border with Panama, in whose territorial waters the quake originated Sunday morning.  There were no reports of causalities or damage.

The quake, which struck at 9:28am local time, was centered 40 km southeast of La Cuesta de Corredores National Seismological Network of Costa Rica (RSN).

The temblor had a depth of between 31 and 40 kilometers, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica.

The quake was felt in Costa Rica in the southern towns of Ciudad Neily, Puerto Jimenez, Talamanca, Golfito and San Vito, and to a lesser extent in the Central Valley.

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