The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – An earthquake with a magnitude 5.7 on the Richter scale was recorded today in the South Pacific area of Costa Rica on Wednesday following the quakes in Chile, but the authorities have no reports of damage or people affected.
According to the National Seismological Network (RSN), the quake was felt in much of the Central American country, and occurred at 10.13 local time (16.13 GMT) with the epicenter 106 kilometers south of Brokers, Puntarenas, near the border with Panama.
Authorities said the quake originated 20 kilometers deep and was perceived by the population, although there was no damage reported. Costa Rica is located in an area of high seismic activity and annually has hundreds of tremors.
The Volcanological and Seismological Data Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) indicated that in February they recorded a total of 372 earthquakes in the country, of which only eight were perceived by the population. (ACAN-EFE)
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