A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The quake occurred at 8:28 PM local time yesterday on the Central American country's Pacific coast, at a depth of 20 kilometers, close to the popular tourist beach town of Jaco.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami alert.
In the inland capital San Jose, buildings swayed for a couple of minutes. Local media reported that the quake was strongly felt across much of the country.
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