Quakes continue to rattle Pacific coast communities

The quakes continue on the far Pacific coast.

There were two quakes greater than 4.0 magnitude Sunday. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica said a 4.3 magnitude quake took place at 2:29 p.m. 12 kilometers northwest of Zapotillal de Santa Cruz in Guanacaste.

The Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica, also at the Universidad de Costa Rica, said that residents of Nosara started Sunday with twin quakes: One at 7:32 a.m. This quake had a magnitude of 4.6 and the epicenter was 15.6 kilometers north northwest of Nosara. Two minutes later a 3.3 magnitude quake took place less than a kilometer from the community.

There also was a quake at 3:46 p.m. in the Pacific Ocean between Nosara and Sámara to the south. That quake’s magnitude was estimated at 3.1.

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