Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred in Costa Rica, said on Wednesday the U.S. Geological Survey website (USGS).
Reuters reported with reference to the Pacific Warning Center the tsunami threat the United States, after the earthquake announced the threat of a tsunami.
The earthquake lies at a depth of 20 kilometers. Quake epicenter was located 80 kilometers from the city of Liberia.
Earthquakes have been recorded at 08.42 local time (18.42 MSK).
Information on possible damages on yet been received.
The devastating earthquake of magnitude 6.1 occurred in Costa Rica in January 2009. Then the tremors have been recorded only 35 kilometers from the capital — the city of San Jose. Element has claimed the lives of at least 34 people, dozens of people were missing. The earthquake completely destroyed 518 houses, 26 kilometers of roads and eight bridges. Damage from the earthquake is estimated at more than $ 100 million.