Magnitude-4.5 temblor felt in Costa Rica
A magnitude-4.5 quake jolted the central Pacific at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday in the community of Cocalito, Puntarenas.
According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori), the quake registered a depth of 13 kilometers. Residents reported feeling a “moderate shake” in several neighborhoods across the capital and in the province of Heredia.
On Tuesday, Ovsicori also recorded a magnitude-2.6 temblor 41 kilometers southwest of Parrita, in the southern Pacific region.
No injuries or damage were reported.
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