OVSICORI reports three earthquakes in less than six hours Thursday

Costa Rica earthquake

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) reported three earthquakes felt in the country between late afternoon and Thursday night.

The first movement was filed at 5:05 p. m., with a magnitude of 3.7 degree. The epicenter was located 8 kilometers east of Abangares Boards, and had a depth of 68.7 kilometers.

According to the OVSICORI, this quake was felt slightly in San Ramón de Alajuela, Heredia and Miramar.

Meanwhile, at 10:27 pm the second earthquake occurred and the strongest of the three. It had a magnitude of 4.6 degrees and was located 85 kilometers northwest of Playa Grande de Carrillo de Guanacaste.

In connection with this same earthquake, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale off the coast of Nicaragua. USGS event site located 153 km northwest of Chinandega.

Within minutes of that movement, the OVSICORI warned of a third earthquake. This occurred 1 km southeast of Pozo Azul de Sarapiqui, occurred at a depth of 29 km and a magnitude 2.6 on the Richter scale.

After three events, there was no report of damage to property or persons affected.