Quake hits offshore

A quake estimated at 5.2 magnitude took place in the Pacific off the coast of the Osa Peninsula and Panamá at 1:55 p.m. Thursday, said the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica.

The observatory said the location was 50 kilometers, about 31 miles, southwest of Puerto Jiménez, which is on the east coast of the peninsula. The observatory blames the shaking on the subduction of tectonic plates. The quake was felt in some but not all of the country.

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