Quake was offshore

Another moderate earthquake took place offshore Costa Rica Monday, this time in the Caribbean. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica at Universidad Nacional in Heredia estimated the quake at a magnitude of 4.8. The Red Sismológica Nacional at the Universidad de Costa Rica said 4.5. Both agreed the epicenter was about 20 kilometers or about 13 miles east of Limón Centro. The quake took place about 4:09 p.m. The Red Sismológica attributed the quake to movement within the Caribbean tectonic plate..

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