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Magnitude 5.6 quake rocks Costa Rica

  • A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit north western Costa Rica on Saturday, just three days after a powerful 7.6-magnitude quake rocked the Central American nation.

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was centred 40 miles south-south east of Liberia, Costa Rica, at a depth of 22 miles.

    Wednesday’s earthquake hit the north west of the country, leaving at least two people dead.

    The quake occurred beneath the Nicoya peninsula, around 87 miles west of the capital, San Jose.