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6.2-magnitude quake hits Costa Rica

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Costa Rica, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

world Updated: May 21, 2010 07:54 IST

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Costa Rica on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The quake, which struck at 4.16 pm local time (2216 GMT), had its epicentre 67 km from Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose, at a depth of 38.8 km, Xinhua reported on Friday citing a USGS statement.