Survivors sit in front of buildings damaged by an earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran. (Photo: AP Photo/Omid Salehi)

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the Central Valley of Costa Rica late on Sunday, Nov. 12, causing minor damage in the lightly populated Puntarenas region of the Pacific Coast, according to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide.

The event occurred at a depth of about 12 miles according to the United States Geological Survey, and was followed by at least two aftershocks.

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