The Nosara area was the scene of two earthquakes Wednesday. The first took place at 3:16 p.m., and the magnitude was 4.9, said the Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica. The epicenter was estimated to be about 7.6 kilometers west southwest of Buenavista de Samara on the far Pacific coast of Nicoya.
The second was about 9.5 kilometers south of Nosara at 4:57 p.m. In both cases, sensing instruments at Nosara reported moderate movement. The magnitude of the second quake was estimated to be 3.9, the Laboratorio said.