Flurry of moderate earthquakes sweep country during weekend

A flurry of earthquakes took place in Costa Rica over the weekend with the latest being in the northern part of the country near Playas del Coco.

At 5:45 p.m. Sunday a 3.4 quake took place just 14 kilometers west of the beach town.

In all, there were nine quakes Saturday and Sunday, according to the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica and the Red Sismológica Nacional at local universities.

A quake, estimated at 3.1 magnitude, took place on the Nicoya Peninsula just a minute after noon Sunday. There were others in Santa María de Dota, in the mountains east of Quepos and even near Cartago at 12:18 p.m. Saturday. That one was of a 3.1 magnitude.

There also was a 3.2 magnitude quake that took place at 9:35 a.m. almost directly below La Garita and just 6.4 kilometers west northwest of Guácima.

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