The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Today authorities in Costa Rica reported two earthquakes registering 4.6 and 3 on the Richter scale, which joined two other previous 3.3 and 3.1 quakes, with no reports of damage or injuries.
The National Seismological Network (RSN) explained that the strongest quake was a 4.6 at 14:46 local time (20:46 GMT) with its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean, 25 kilometers south of Jaco Beach in Puntarenas.
The event occurred 20 kilometers deep and was felt along the Central Pacific coast of the country, as well as the central valley. The earthquake was caused by subduction of the Cocos plate.
Ten minutes later another earthquake with a magnitude of 3 hit the capital, San Jose.
That movement was centered 2.7 kilometers deep in the town of San Miguel de Desamparados, in the south San Jose area.
With these two quakes, this makes four tremors felt today in various parts of Costa Rica.
The first had a magnitude of 3.1 and occurred at 11:18 local time (17:18 GMT) in the Caribbean Sea, 12 kilometers southeast of the coast of Colorado in the province of Limón.
The second shock of the day was of a 3.3 at 11:22 local time (17:22 GMT) with its epicenter in Río Cuarto, Alajuela in the north of the country.
Costa Rica is a country of frequent seismic activity and its inhabitants perceive dozens of tremors each year. (ACAN-EFE)
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