Powerful 6.6 magnitude quake strikes Costa Rica -USGS

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:00pm EDT

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WASHINGTON Oct 23 (Reuters) - A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck western Costa Rica on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centered about 38 miles (61 km) south of Liberia, Costa Rica, at a depth of 11.8 miles (19 km), the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. (Editing by Eric Walsh)