May 24, 2013
Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Costa Rica
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck northwestern Costa Rica today, three days after a powerful 7.6-magnitude quake hit the Central American country.
The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered 40 miles (64 km) south-southeast of Liberia, Costa Rica, at a depth of 22 miles (35 km).
There was no immediate report of damage. Wednesday's quake, the severest in Costa Rica in over two decades, sparked landslides and knocked down buildings, but caused no deaths. It was also centered in the northwestern part of the country.