Residents experience a flurry of quakes

Residents on both coasts and in southern Costa Rica experienced felt earthquakes Wednesday night.

The Laboratorio de Ingenieria Sismica at the Universidad de Costa Rica gave this summary:

The first was of 5.3 magnitude at 8:53 p.m. with an epicenter estimated at 31 kilometers, about 19 miles, south southeast of Laurel  de Corredores. The estimated epicenter was in the ocean off Panamá.

At 10:42 p.m. a 3.4-magnitude quake was reported about 19 kilometers, about 12 miles,  east northeast of Limón Centro in the Caribbean..

At 11:34 p.m. a 4.0-magnitude quake took place some 24 kilometers, about 15 miles, west of Jacó off the central Pacific coast. That would put the estimated epicenter at the mouth of the Gulf of Nicoya.

Then at 43 minutes after midnight today, a  3.9 quake took place with an epicenter estimated at 9 kilometers, 5.6 miles,  north northeast of Damas de Quepos de Aguirre, also on the central Pacific coast. That estimate put the epicenter in the mountains.

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