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Two earthquakes felt in Guanacaste on Sunday

Two moderate tremors Sunday jolted the northwestern province of Guanacaste. No casualties or injuries were reported.

The first quake of magnitude-4.7 was registered at 8:38 a.m. with an epicenter located within 13 kilometers west of Sámara Beach, at a depth of 19.4 kilometers according to the National Seismological Network (RSN) of the University of Costa Rica.

At 3:35 p.m. a second earthquake, reported as magnitude-4.5, registered 65 kilometers southwest from Tamarindo Beach with a depth of 9.5 kilometers, according to RSN experts.

More than 2,000 aftershocks have been registered since a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, on Sept. 5, causing damages in 20 cantons in 4 provinces (Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Alajuela and Heredia) and estimated losses of more than $44 million.

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