Tsunami warning issued in Pacific after 7.6 magnitude quake off Costa Rica coast
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami alert, after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck 8 kilometers off the coast of Costa Rica.
The quake hit close to Samara, a coastal area on the Pacific some 151 kms from the capital, San Jose. Some parts of the capital have lost power, but so far, no casualties have been reported.
The Tsunami Warning Center released a statement, saying “earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Caribbean region.”
Chile’s Navy also issued a tsunami alert.
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