Moderate quake rattles southern part of country

A 4.7 magnitude earthquake took place at 9:41 p.m. about 12 kilometers (about 7.5 miles) south of Laurel de Corredores Monday night. The quake was felt moderately in Ciudad Neily, Puerto Jiménez and Talamanca, said the Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

There was a lesser quake, 2.5 magnitude, seven minutes later about 2.5 kilometers southwest of Hatillo in San José. Despite the small magnitude, the quake was felt moderately in San Pedro, Paseo Colón and Aserrí, said the Laboratorio.

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