Old fault hosts a new quake

A 3.9-magnitude earthquake took place at 9:03 p.m. at the mouth of the Gulf of Nicoya. This is on a fault that has caused much greater earthquakes in the past.

The Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica at the Universidad de Costa Rica said that the estimated epicenter was 22 kilometers southwest of Jacó and about 27 kilometers east southeast of Montezuma on the Nicoya peninsula.

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