Another quake hits Pacific in active zone near Quepos

Another quake took place in that seismically active area in the Pacific west of Quepos. This one happened Saturday at 8:58 a.m. The Red Sismológica Nacional, Costa Rica said that the quake has a magnitude of 4.7 and was felt in most of the central Pacific and also in the Central Valley and Turrialba.

The Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica also put the magnitude at 4.7. The Laboratorio noted that the area has been the location of many quakes. It said the quake was 28 kilometers (17 miles) south of Quepos.

The Red Sismológica Nacional said that the quake has its origin in the movement of the Coco tectonic plate moving under the Caribbean plate.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica said the magnitude was 4.4.

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