Power outages reported in Costa Rica after 7.6-magnitude earthquake

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica September 5, causing widespread power outages, according to BNamericas. One person died after reportedly suffering a heart attack.

The epicenter was 124 miles from the capital city of San Jose, and 12 miles from Samara in the Guanacaste province, the article said. The state power company ICE reported downed lines and said several substations near the epicenter were affected, in particular those in the Nicoya Peninsula.

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