Quake was 30 years ago

Tuesday was the 30th anniversary of the 1983 Golfito earthquake that killed one person and caused moderate damage.

The magnitude was estimated at 7.2.  The 8:50 p.m. quake took place while many residents were in church because the day was Saturday of Semana Santa, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

There was a 5.7 aftershock at 8:46 a.m. the next day, Easter.

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