Spree Of Earthquakes in Costa Rica

Costa Rica earthquake

Earthquakes are frightening for almost everyone but when there’s more than one…it’s worse.

Yesterday three medium-intensity movements woke the neighbors of three remote communities in the Central Valley.

They were Jaco, San Vito de Coto Brus and Chacarita, Puntarenas. According to the National Seismological Network the first earthquake struck at 12:13 a. m., with a magnitude of 4.0 degrees, with an epicenter 9 miles east of Jaco and 5.6 km depth.

The second occurred at 4:22 a. m., and was 3.9 degrees with an epicenter in San Vito de Coto Brus, with 11.5 kilometers deep.

The last and appeared less intense was in Chacarita northeast of Buenos Aires, specifically 21 kilometers west of San Vito de Coto Brus, with a magnitude of 3.7 degrees and 20 kilometers deep.

All earthquakes originated in local faulting, as confirmed by the National Seismological Network.

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