Two mild earthquakes ripple through country

The country experienced two earthquakes Tuesday.

One early Tuesday happened just 51 minutes after midnight. The epicenter was in northern Costa Rica not far northeast from Lake Arenal. The Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería said that the 3.7 magnitude jot was 4.2 kilometers (2.6 miles) northeast of Tilarán and 11.9 kilometers (7.4 miles) south southwest of San Rafael de Guatuso, Alajuela.

A quake also took place at 6 p.m. some 41 kilometers (25.4 miles) northwest of Playas del Coco, said the Laboratorio. This epicenter was offshore in the Pacific. The magnitude was estimated at 4.2.

In both cases, the data shows that although the quakes were felt in nearby areas, the sensation was mild.

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