5.4 Earthquake Hits Costa Rica

San Jose, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook southern Costa Rica on Wednesday night, the national volcanology and seismology institute (Ovsicori) reported Thursday.

No damage or victims were reported.

The earthquake was recorded at 23:12 hours local time last night, and its epicenter was located 22 kilometers south of Paso Canoas near the Panamanian border, Ovsicori said.

The quake was felt in southern Costa Rica and in its Central Valley, where the capital is located.

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