All Clear for Hawaii After 7.6 Costa Rica Quake

September 5, 2012, 6:07 AM HST · Updated September 5, 7:19 AM
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Costa Rica earthquake, 9/5/12. Map courtesy USGS.

By Wendy Osher

UPDATE: Hawaii News Now reports that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has since issued an ALL CLEAR for Hawaii following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Costa Rica this morning.

There is no watch or warning posted for Hawaii following a 7.6 earthquake reported at 4:42 a.m. off the coast of Costa Rica.

When the quake first hit, officials said that if the state were elevated to a watch or warning status, the earliest arrival time of impact waves would be 2:43 p.m.

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Again, there is no watch or warning posted for the state, and Hawaii has since been given the all clear.

The quake occurred at a depth of 25.4 miles.

It was centered 6 miles NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica; 6 miles ESE of Nicoya, Costa Rica; 18 miles ESE of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica; and 27 miles SW of Canas, Costa Rica.

At 6:27 a.m., there a tsunami warning remained in effect for Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.  At 7:02 a.m., the warning was cancelled for all three areas.

***We will provide updates as they become available.

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