The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Volcano and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) announced today that in February they recorded a total of 372 earthquakes in the country, of which only eight were felt by the population.
Ovsicori said in a statement that most of February’s seismic activity started in the north and central Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica, in the coastal provinces of Guanacaste and Puntarenas, respectively.
The earthquakes that were felt last month ranged between magnitudes 2.2 and 4.6 on the Richter scale, but caused no damage.
The strongest, with a magnitude 4.6, occurred on February 16 in the central Pacific, 17 kilometers south of the coastal town of Jaco, Puntarenas.
In January, Costa Ricans felt a total of 12 earthquakes, according to information from Ovsicori.
Costa Rica is located in an area of high seismic activity world records annually and hundreds of tremors.
Ovsicori data indicates that in 2013 the population felt a total of 155 earthquakes, of which the strongest was a magnitude of 6 on the Richter scale, which occurred on May 27 in the Sixaola province of Limón (Caribbean). (ACAN-EFE)
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