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Following 7.6-magnitude earthquake, 1,200 aftershocks hit Costa Rica

April 11, 2014

A 5.4 magnitude aftershock hit Costa Rica at 2:29 p.m. Saturday, in the in the northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, near the epicenter of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Wednesday.

The tremor is one of some 1,200 aftershocks to hit the country in the last 72 hours, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). No damages or causalities have been reported.

The magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled Costa Rica and neighboring Central American countries Wednesday morning. The quake mostly damaged buildings in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, while sending panicked residents across the country into the streets.

Only one death was reported during the earthquake, a 51-year-old Guanacaste woman died of a heart attack.

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