No tsunami after 6.6 quake in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA (HawaiiNewsNow) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.6 earthquake has struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

There are no immediate reports of damage.

The quake occurred in the Guanacaste region of the Central American nation, 38 miles from the town of Liberia. It had a depth of near 12 miles.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 2:45 p.m. Hawaii time and did not generate a tsunami.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says that a destructive Pacific-wide Tsunami is not expected and there is no Tsunami threat to Hawaii.

Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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