Quake hits Pacific coast

A 4.0 earthquake took place Wednesday afternoon 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) southwest of Punta Guiones, said the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica. The location is on the far Pacific coast just south of Nosara. There were no reports of damage. Interplay between the two tectonic plates beneath Costa Rica were blamed for the quake.

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