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5.8 magnitude quake hits Japan

5.8 magnitude quake hits Japan

The news of a quake in Japan follows the devastating 7.2-magnitude natural disaster in Iran-Iraq that killed more than 200 people so far and a 6.5-magnitude quake in Costa Rica.

The National Emergency Commission said there was no chance of a tsunami.

"When we were trying to get out of the house it started to shake again very strongly", she said.

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The quake hit in a rural area near the touristic city of Jaco, where there are few tall buildings. It also showed images of alarmed people running in a supermarket as products fell to the ground.

The USGS has recorded the epicenter almost 44 miles (71 km) southwest of San Jose at an approximate depth of 6.2 miles (10 km). There have been no immediate reports of deaths or injuries in Costa Rica.

Neighboring El Salvador's civil protection agency tweeted that the quake caused some electrical posts to fall, while the civil protection agency in neighbouring Panama said there were no reports of damage there.


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