Flurry of earthquakes detected from early Saturday to today

Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica map Dots show estimated epicenters of weekend quakes.

At least a dozen earthquakes were felt in Costa Rica over the weekend.

The strongest was an estimated 4.9 magnitude quake that the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica
said took place at 6:57 p.m. Sunday southeast of Puerto la Playa de Golfito. The Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica said the epicenter was offshore in Panamanian waters. It said the magnitude was 4.3.

The weekend started with a flurry of four quakes in Orosí de Cartago, the strongest at 3.5 magnitude took place at 1:50 a.m. Saturday.  About 3:28 p.m. there was a 3.5 magnitude quake near Jacó, also Saturday.

Both the Observatorio, based at Universidad Nacional in Heredia, and the Laboratoria registered a 4.7 to 4.9 quake in the Pacific west of Santa Cruz de Guanacaste at 5:58 p.m. Saturday.

Paritta had a 2.8 event at 2:21 a.m. Sunday.

At 3:18 p.m. Sunday a quake took place near Zarcero with a magnitude of 4.2

Then today at 31 minutes past midnight there was a 3.4 magnitude quake that the Observatorio estimated to be near Punta Caliente de Santa Cruz.

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