Country ducked damage from quakes in March

The country survived March without any earthquake damage, according to the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica at the Universidad Nacional.

Only nine quakes were felt by residents, and six of them were on the Pacific coast. The strongest was 5.0 some 38 kilometers (24 miles) south of Puerto Armuelles in the Pacific. That was too far away for any damage on shore.

Two quakes took place in the southern zone, and there was a 2.4 magnitude quake near Guápiles. There were no felt quakes in the Central Valley, the observatory noted.

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