Costa Rica Averaged Four Earthquakes a Day in October

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Costa Rica recorded 125 earthquakes during October, which represents an average of four a day, however only 24 of them were felt by the population, reported the National Seismological Network (RSN).

    A report by the RSN indicates that of the 125 earthquakes occurred during October, which caused no damage or casualties, the highest intensity was one of 5.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, while the lightest was 2.2 degrees.

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    Almost 94% of the tremors were between 2.2 and 4, and for this country, located in a highly seismic zone, are considered minor and almost imperceptible to the population.

    October’s 125 earthquakes represent a decrease compared with the previous month, September, when there were 165, explained the RSN.

    During 2012, the RSN reported 259 quakes that were felt by the population, the strongest of them on September 5 measuring 7.6 degrees, which was centered in the Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste (Pacific), that left property damage but no casualties.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose Costa Rica

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