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6.0 magnitude quake jolts Costa Rica

ANI  |  San Jose [Costa Rica] 

A strong measuring 6.0 on the Scale shook southern Costa Rica, close to the border with

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that the quake occurred at 5:22 pm (local time) on Friday and struck at a depth of about 19 km. Its epicentre was 19 km north of Golfito town in

However, there were no reports of casualties and damage so far.

is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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First Published: Sat, August 18 2018. 06:01 IST