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Two Children Dead in Costa Rica Quake

A strong earthquake has shaken Costa Rica, killing two children and sending frightened residents running into the streets of the capital, San Jose.

Authorities say the children were killed in a landslide Thursday as they sold sweets to tourists near the epicenter of the 6.1 magnitude quake. The quake was centered about 35 kilometers northwest of San Jose.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially measured the quake at 6.2.

Television images showed pictures of shattered windows caused by the quake, which interrupted power and cell phone service in some areas. Residents also reported cracks in ceilings and roads.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.