Quake reported offshore in Gulf of Papagayo

An afternoon quake in the Gulf of Papagayo Sunday rattled homes and other buildings on shore, but there was no reported damage. The quake appears to have been felt just in the Guanacaste area.

The quake took place at 4:11 p.m. about 27.4 kilometers (about 17 miles) below the surface of the Pacific. The quake was 25.8 kilometers (about 16 miles) northwest of Playa Potrero in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica. The laboratory estimated the magnitude at 3.4.

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