7.6-magnitude quake hits Costa Rican coast
By Mariano Castillo, CNN
updated 2:08 PM EDT, Wed September 5, 2012
(CNN) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck the northwest coast of Costa Rica Wednesday, resulting in some damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake struck Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, on the Pacific coast about 87 miles west of the capital, San Jose. It was centered more than 28 miles deep. The Geological Survey originally measured the quake at magnitude 7.9, but later revised it downward.
The earthquake did not generate any aftershocks, said Julie Dutton of the USGS. She said the agency has received reports of some damage.
The epicenter was just six miles away from the city of Hojancha.