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Earthquakes jolt Japan, Costa Rica

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SAN JOSE/ TOKYO: Powerfull quakes hit the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near its capital, San Jose and the east coast of Japan on Monday morning.

The quake was measured at a depth of 20 km, centered around the southwest of San Jose, but there is no threat of Pacific-wide tsunami, as of now. In the inland capital San Jose, buildings swayed for a couple of minutes. Local media reported that the quake was strongly felt across much of the country. Local media reported that the quake was strongly felt across much of the country. No loss of life and property has been reported yet.

Electricity was knocked out in some areas as power lines and poles fell, but there were no reports of major infrastructure damage from the tremor, which hit in a lightly populated area on the Pacific Coast. The government reported some rockslides obstructing highways near the epicenter.


The epicenter of the 5.8 quake that jolted Japan was recorded at Sendai, Honshu coast at the depth of nearly 9.5 km. the quake rocked at a depth of about 10 km. No loss of life and property has been reported so far.