Magnitude 7.9 quake hits Costa Rica
ReutersWASHINGTON--A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
September 6, 2012, 12:14 am TWN
The major quake near the Pacific coast was centered about 50 miles (80 km) south of Liberia, Costa Rica, and was at a depth of 12.4 miles (20 km).
A Caribbean-wide tsunami watch is in effect, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
“Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the entire Caribbean region,” the warning center said.