Morning quake rattles much of the country’s center

A 4.7 magnitude quake took place Tuesday morning in the center of the country.

The Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica estimated the location of the epicenter at about 2.8 kilometers east southeast of Buenavista de San Carlos and about 10.4 kilometers north northwest of Zarcero. The
quake sent moderate tremors from Puntarenas to Cartago and from Sarapiquí south to San Isidro de El General, said the Laboratorio, which is based at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

Sensors registered the quake at 10:11 a.m.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico at Univrsidad Nacional estimated the magnitude at 5.0.

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