Nosara gets more than its share of moderate earthquakes

Readers who like their martini shaken and not stirred should consider a move to Nosara on the far Pacific coast.

Earthquakes are a daily event there. Four quakes took place Wednesday, including one with a 5.2 magnitude that was felt in the Central Valley. That was at 6:20 a.m.

The epicenter was estimated by the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmic at the Universidad de Costa Rica to be 13 kilometers southeast of Nosara. Then 22 minutes later a quake estimated at 4.1 magnitude took place 3.3 kilometers east of Nosara.

There also was a 3.4-magnitude quake at 7:35 a.m. 3.5 kilometers east northeast of Nosara and one at 10:44 a.m. with a 3.2 magnitude that was estimated to have taken place 12.8 kilometers north of Nosara.

All are believed to be replications from the 7.6-magnitude quake that took place Sept. 5. The cause is the subduction of the Cocos tectonic plate under the lighter Caribbean.

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