5.2 quake takes place at mouth of gulf of Nicoya

A seaquake estimated at a magnitude of 5.2 took place at 3:04 p.m. today, Friday, at the mouth of the gulf of Nicoya.

The quake was felt strongly in Jacó and adjacent communities and across the gulf in Paquera, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmicaat the Universidad de Costa Rica.

The impact was less outside the areas not adjacent to the gulf, according to a summary provided by the Laboratorio.

The quake was felt by some in the Central Valley as a slight trembling.

The entrance to the gulf is highly active and has been the location of stronger quakes. The location is  on a fault that runs far north.

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