Earthquake in Japan Impacts Areas Near Equator

March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT

By Jennifer Stanonis

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March 14, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 12:10 AM EDT

OCOTAL, COSTA RICA (WKBW) -- The devastating earthquake in Japan late last week impacted areas as far as Central and South Americas.

Channel 7's Jennifer Stanonis was vacationing on the northwest coast of Costa Rica in Central America during this time.
She says most recreational ocean activities were cancelled on Friday, including fishing trips and her scuba diving trip. This was because of concerns about the currents being impacted by the massive tsunami generated from the earthquake in Japan.