Caribbean escapes harm from 5.1 magnitude quake

Flag shows location of quake (Click image for bigger version) Map: Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico

The Caribbean coast was the scene of a moderate earthquake Wednesday at 11:13 a.m.

The quake had a magnitude of 5.1, but there were no reports of damage.

The quake magnitude was estimated by the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica at Universidad Nacional in Heredia. It said the epicenter was about 8 kilometers (about 5 miles) south of Limón Centro.

The location was along the coast, and the observatory said the cause was a local fault.

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