A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake that rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday killed at least two people and injured 20. It also triggered landslides, knocked down buildings, and briefly sparked a tsunami warning. The quake struck at 10:42 a.m. near Nicoya, a town about 90 miles from the capital San Jose. The Red Cross said the numbers of those wounded could increase as emergency teams reach out to more areas.
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