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Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica

2009-01-09 06:50:23 GMT2009-01-09 14:50:23 (Beijing Time)  THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Elieser Quesada stands in front of the remains of his home, destroyed by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake, in Poasito, some 40 km northwest of San Jose,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Dunia Barrantes, left, comforts Maria Herrera, right, in front of their home which was damaged by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Poasito, some 40 km northwest of San Jose,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

The rear of a house collapsed is seen after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Poasito, some 30 km northwest of San Jose,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

A car sits crushed in the remains of a house destroyed by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Poasito, some 30 km northwest of San Jose,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

A man makes his way across a landslide caused by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake near Fraijanes, some 40 km northwest of San Jose,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica on Thursday, killing a child and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital as windows shattered and walls cracked.

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