Tsunami Warning In Effect After 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Costa Rican Coast
A quake with a magnitude of 7.6 stuck off the coast of Costa Rica on Wednesday morning, prompting a tsunami warning for much of the Caribbean. Details here:
The earthquake was recorded on the Costa Rican coast, about 95 miles west of the capital, San Jose, and ran more than 28 miles deep. Currently, a tsunami warning remains in effect for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The U.S. government said:
Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the Caribbean region.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake did result in some damage, although details are still unconfirmed. The epicenter was just six miles away from the city of Hojancha but the USGS said the quake did not generate any aftershocks. [More information to follow as details surface].