7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica

posted Sep 5, 2012, 11:14 AM by Weather Man   [ updated Sep 5, 2012, 11:17 AM ]
A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of damage or injuries. The USGS said the 8.42 a.m. quake struck about 60 km from the town of Liberia and 141 km west of the capital, San Jose. It was centered about 40 km below the surface. In the coastal town of Nosara in northwest Costa Rica, trees shook violently and light posts swayed. Teachers chased primary school students outside.