Three quakes near Nosara take place in seven minutes

Mother Earth got the attention of residents in Nosara with three earthquakes within seven minutes Tuesday morning.

The first was estimated to have a magnitude of 3.5, said the Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica. The quake was logged at 10:58 a.m. Five minutes later, the Laboratorio logged a 3.7 magnitude quake. And at 11:05 there was a third, estimated to be of 3.5 magnitude.

The epicenters all appeared to be just off shore into the Pacific from the beach community.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico estimated slightly different magnitudes.

Nosara residents have felt hundreds of quakes since the Sept. 5 major earthquake off nearby Sámara.

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