by TCRN Staff
The earthquake that shook parts of the country last night at 8:50 pm, was centered in the area of Quepos on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and its magnitude reached 4.4 degrees on the Richter scale, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica.
This tremor was, specifically, 15 kilometers northwest of Quepos, Aguirre canton, and originated at a depth of 44 km. The cause was subduction of the same, ie the clash of the Cocos and Caribbean plates, said OVSICORI.
Besides the central Pacific, there were reports that the quake was felt across much of the Central Valley.