Two quakes rattle towns in southern part of country

Quakes just six minutes apart in northern Panamá rattled homes and businesses in southern Costa Rica Sunday.

The first quake, estimated at 4.3 magnitude, took place at 9:32 a.m., said the Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica at the Universidad de Costa Rica. The second, estimated at 4.3 magnitude, took place just short of 9:38 a.m.

The quakes were felt in Ciudad Neily, Golfito, Corredores and Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula, said the Laboratorio.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico estimated the 9:37 a.m. quake at 4.5 magnitude.

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