Two earthquakes felt in Guanacaste on Sunday

April 11, 2014

Two moderate tremors Sunday jolted the northwestern province of Guanacaste. No casualties or injuries were reported.

The first quake of magnitude-4.7 was registered at 8:38 a.m. with an epicenter located within 13 kilometers west of Sámara Beach, at a depth of 19.4 kilometers according to the National Seismological Network (RSN) of the University of Costa Rica.

At 3:35 p.m. a second earthquake, reported as magnitude-4.5, registered 65 kilometers southwest from Tamarindo Beach with a depth of 9.5 kilometers, according to RSN experts.

More than 2,000 aftershocks have been registered since a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, on Sept. 5, causing damages in 20 cantons in 4 provinces (Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Alajuela and Heredia) and estimated losses of more than $44 million.

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