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Strong quake off Costa Rica did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami

By Star-Advertiser staff


A strong earthquake has struck off Costa Rica but did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, officials said today.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6, was centered 92 miles west of San Jose, Costa Rica, and hit at about 6:45 p.m. (2:45 p.m. in Hawaii), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was about 12 miles deep.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach said that while no widespread tsunami threat exists, earthquakes of this size can sometimes generate local tsunamis along coasts near the epicenter.

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HD36 wrote:
The amount of earthquakes above 6.0 has gone up over 500% since we entered the galactic plane in 1998.. It's a miracle we've dodged all the possible Tsunamis. It'll be interesting to see if there's a significant increase in earthquake size and intesity as we near the super massive black hole of the Milkey Way Galaxy. We'll come the closed to the black hole's gravitational pull on December 21, 2012. How the Maya knew this is still a mystery. We didn't evern know there was a black hole in the center of the Milkey Way 10 years ago.
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