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Magnitude 4.8 earthquake shakes most of Costa Rica on Sunday night

February 21, 2011

An earthquake that was felt in most of Costa Rica on Sunday night registered a 4.8 on the Richter scale, according to the country’s Volcanology and Seismology Observatory (Ovsicori).

The epicenter was located located in Guanacaste, near Abangares, the Ovsicori reported. The earthquake hit at 7:31 p.m., and reportedly was felt in Guanacaste, Puntarenas and the Central Valley. No major damage has been reported.

The US Geological Society registered the earthquake as having a 4.7 magnitude.

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