Costa Rica

At least 13 people have died and 56 are still missing after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica last week, the UN humanitarian arm reported today while announcing a field visit to assess makeshift shelters accommodating almost 2,000 victims of the disaster. The earthquake - considered as "strong" on the Richter Scale - struck on Jan. 8 just 30 kilometers north of San Jose, the national capital, and more than a thousand aftershocks have been felt since, directly affecting more than 2,400 people. (UN News Service)

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