Another southern zone quake rattles border residents

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled residents in southern Costa Rica and northern Panamá at 11:12 p.m. Wednesday.

The epicenter, estimated by the U.S. Earthquake Information Center, appeared to be right on the border of both countries. The center also specified the magnitude.

The location is 36 kilometers or 22 miles southeast of Golfito and 211 kilometers or 131 miles southeast of San José.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica estimated the magnitude a bit stronger at 5.4. The observatory attributed the quake to a local fault.

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