Quake rattles metro area

A 3.3 magnitude quake took place at 12:53 p.m. today, Friday, and shook buildings in the metro area.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico said the epicenter was west of San José in Río Viejo de Puriscal. Due to soil conditions, even modest quakes in Puriscal resonate in the metro area.

Earlier in the day, at 8:14 a.m. A quake estimated at 3.8 magnitude took place a kilometer northeast of Salitral de Aguirre, Puntarenas. The epicenter was estimated to be inland along the central Pacific coast.

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