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September 6, 2012

Large quake rolls through Costa Rica

Yesterday morning a hefty M7.6 temblor emanated from the subduction zone beneath Costa Rica, setting buildings swaying, pools sloshing, and people scrambling from Panama to Guatemala. The death toll stands at two, which is remarkable for a quake of this size that didn’t even hit offshore. This may be due to its moderate depth (40km) and relatively remote epicenter, but there were plenty of people that were rocked hard. Costa …