Early Sunday rattles Pacific coast

A seaquake estimated at 5.2 magnitude took place at 4:01 a.m. Sunday off the coast of the canton of Osa. There were two quakes that followed at 4:03 and 4:19 a.m. that were felt, said the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica.

No serious damage was reported, but coastal areas felt some shaking from the initial quake.

The cause was the subduction of the Coco tectonic plate under the Caribbean, the usual cause of such geological events in that area.

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