SAN JOSE: A 6.5 magnitude quake struck the Pacific coast of Costa Rica near the capital, San Jose, on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There was no Pacific-wide tsunami threat, the U.S. National Weather Service said.

The quake, initially measured as much as 6.8 magnitude, was centered 43 miles (69 km) southwest of San Jose at a depth of 12.3 miles (20 km), the USGS said.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney in Washington; editing by Diane Craft)


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