Four earthquakes register magnitudes around 3.0

Four quakes took place Thursday with magnitudes that ranged from 2.9 to 3.2.

The first was at 6:49 a.m. The epicenter was estimated to be was just offshore the central Pacific 5.6 km (3.5 miles) south southwest of Bahía Ballena and 23 kilometers (14 miles) west of Pejibaye de Pérez Zeledón, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica. The magnitude was estimated at 3.2.

A second quake took place at 10:56 a.m., and the estimated magnitude was 2.9, according to the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica. It was 37 kilometers (23 miles) northeast of Puerto Vargas de Talamanca de Limón.

A quake at 1:53 p.m. was in Nandayure de Guanacaste on the Nicoya peninsula with an estimated epicenter at Limones. The magnitude was 3.0, said the Observatorio.

The Laboratorio reported a fourth quake at 6:15 p.m. about 5.3 kilometers (3.3 miles) north northeast of Nosara on the Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula. The magnitude was estimated at 3.2. the estimated epicenter also was reported as being about 6 kilometerss Cuajiniquil de Santa Cruz. That would put it about 4 miles inland.

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