Magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits northwestern Costa Rica

September 9, 2012 01:03

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica on Saturday, three days after a powerful 7.6-magnitude quake hit the Central American country.

The US Geological Survey said the quake on Saturday was centered 40 miles (64 km) south-southeast of Liberia, Costa Rica, at a depth of 22 miles (35 km).

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