Magnitude 6.5 strikes off Costa Rica

Magnitude 6.5 strikes off Costa Rica
Photo credit: USGS

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake has struck off the south coast of Costa Rica on Sunday afternoon (local time).

The quake struck at a depth of 19.8 kilometres and 16.8 kilometres southeast of Jaco, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said in a statement that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami is not expected, and no other threats are expected to be issued.

The quake was initially recorded as magnitude 7.8.

More to come.