by TCRN Staff
The third earthquake above 5.0-magnitude in the past two days, struck Costa Rica on Saturday morning however the quake and volcano observation center reported no casualties or damage.
The quake hit at about 8:43 a.m. local time (1443 GMT) on Saturday on the Pacific coast in southern Costa Rica. The quake was felt as far away as the capital city of San Jose.
Five hours before the quake, another 5.1-magnitude tremor struck 20 km northwest of Punta Burica at a depth of 20 km below the sea level, said the observation center.
On Friday morning, a 5.0-magnitude quake hit the Pacific area near Jaco in southwest Costa Rica, which was felt in most areas of the country.
Although there are no immediate reports of casualties or damage, the authorities have asked the public to be alert against new quakes.