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Thursday, 06 September 2012 - 8:12
Powerful earthquake rocks Costa Rica's north-west.
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A powerful earthquake in north-western Costa Rica has killed two people.

The Red Cross said a 55-year-old woman died of a heart attack in Guanacaste, near the epicentre of the quake, and a construction worker was killed when a wall collapsed.

The US Geological Survey said the 7.6-magnitude quake occurred beneath the Nicoya peninsula, 140km west of the capital, San Jose.

A tsunami alert which had been issued for the area has been cancelled.

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