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Two Good Friday quakes rock Costa Rica

April 3, 2015

A series of earthquakes rocked the southern Costa Rican city of Pérez Zeledón and could be felt in the capital, San José, starting at 12:32 p.m., reported the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica, OVSICORI.

The first quake had a magnitude of 4.8 with an epicenter some 10 kilometers from Pérez Zeledón. A magnitude-5.2 aftershock at 12:42 p.m. was followed by a magnitude-2.3 temblor at 12:50 p.m., according to initial reports from OVSICORI.

The temblor was strong enough to drive some families out of their homes in Pérez Zeledón and crack the walls of homes in the beach town of Uvita, according to reports received by The Tico Times.

Some beachgoers on the Caribbean even felt the quake.

The temblors shook the country as many Ticos hit the Pacific Coast’s beaches for the Holy Week vacation.

This is a breaking story. Follow updates at ticotimes.net.

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