4.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Gulf of Nicoya
An earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude and 39 kilometers deep shook a wide portion of the country this afternoon, without producing damage or injuries, a source told AFP.
The quake occurred at 1:59 p.m., with an epicenter 3.6 kilometer to the east of the town of Pozo Azul, in the northwest province of Guanacaste, according to seismologist Ronny Quintero of the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica.
The zone is near the Gulf of Nicoya, an area prone to seismic activity.
According to Quinetero, the movement shook the provinces of Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Alajuela and part of the capital.
The cause of the quake was due to subduction between the Coco and Caribbean plate.
You may be interested
Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four pointsLuis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018
Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of…
30 protesters released from prison in NicaraguaAFP / The Tico Times - October 17, 2018
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega freed 30 political opponents on Monday, an action greeted with relief by human rights organizations. They…
La Sele continues to struggle, falls to Colombia, 3-1Alejandro Zúñiga - October 17, 2018
One of La Sele’s shining moments happened right there, at the Red Bull Arena, a little over a year ago.…