Flurry of earthquakes rattle southern mountains

A flurry of earthquakes took place Sunday night in the mountains above Desamparados south of San José. The last short shock was just estimated at 2.7 magnitude by the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica of the Universidad de Costa Rica. That was at 9:37 p.m.

There were similar quakes Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Tarbaca, Aserrí and Corralillo

Another took place at 8:51 p.m. And another at
8:17 p.m. There was a quake at 7:11 p.m.,too. All were in the 2.3 to 3.5 magnitude range. There was a quake in the same area at 4:39 a.m. Saturday. All were felt in the Central Valley, although no damage has been reported.

There also was a quake Sunday at 7:28 p.m. in the sea off Jacó that was estimated at a 3.4 magnitude.

In all there were 15 moderate quakes in the national territory or just off shore from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday night, according to the seismic laboratory.

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