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Magnitude 6 quake shakes Costa Rica, no reports of damage

A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Costa Rica's western coast on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, without any initial reports of damage.

Adds USGS magnitude, no initial reports of damage

SAN JOSE, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6 earthquake struck Costa Rica's western coast on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, without any initial reports of damage.

The quake hit at a depth of 27 kilometers (17 miles) close to the coastal city of Jaco, according to USGS. A Reuters witness said the quake rattled buildings in the capital of San Jose, about 66 km (41 miles) away.

(Reporting by Alvaro Murillo in San Jose; Writing by Daina Beth Solomon in Mexico City; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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