A 4.3 Earthquake Shakes Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coastline

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – An earthquake with a magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale occurred yesterday on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica without any reported damage or people wounded, according to officials.

    The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) said the quake occurred at 14:38 local time (20.38 GMT) with the epicenter in the Pacific Ocean, 26 kilometers west of Jacó in the Puntarenas province (central Pacific).

    The quake struck at a depth of 19 kilometers and originated due to the subduction of the Earth’s plates, explained Ovsicori.

    The tremor was felt in the Central Pacific coast of the country, but the authorities reported no damage or injuries.

    Costa Rica is a highly seismic country where every year the population receives hundreds of tremors, most of which are harmless. (ACAN-EFE)

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose Costa Rica

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