Quake interrupts lunch

Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica/A.M. Costa Rica Arrow indicted estimated epicenter

A 4.1 earthquake rattled the central Pacific coast at lunchtime Tuesday.

The epicenter was 9.2 kilometers east southeast of Dominical directly under the Costanera Sur highway, according to a map provided by the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica.

The exact time was 12:19 p.m., according to the Red Sismológica Nacional de Costa Rica.

Quakes are not unusual in this area due to the contact between the Coco and Caribbean tectonic plates beneath the country. There have been a flurry of quakes about 20 kilometers (12 miles) offshore, too.

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