Earthquake hits near San Jose

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An earthquake measuring 5.9 has hit an area near the Costa Rican capital late on Friday, the US government reported.

The epicentre of the tremor, which occurred at 7:54pm on Friday (local time), was located 41 kilometres north north-west of San Jose, according to the US Geological Survey.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The reading was based on the open-ended Moment Magnitude scale, now used by US seismologists, which measures the area of the fault that ruptured and the total energy released.

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