A 3.1 magnitude earthquake took place Tuesday at 12:30 p.m., said the Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica at the Universidad de Costa Rica. The Red Sismológica Nacional estimated the epicenter to be 5.8 kilometers north of Turrialba Centro. That is about 3.5 miles. The Red at Universidad Nacional said the cause was a local fault and not due to activity by Volcán Turrialba.
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