Costa Rica registers increase in seismic activity this week
The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) on Thursday morning reported a magnitude-4.0 tremor off the Caribbean coast in Limón.
The earthquake occurred at 9:01 a.m., with an epicenter located 13 kilometers northeast of Puerto Vargas. It was felt strong in communities such as Cocles and Manzanillo, though no damage or injuries were reported.
The University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network reported the quake as a magnitude-4.1.
Overall, OVSICORI recorded 10 tremors this week ranging from 2.6 to 4.6 in magnitude.
The highest magnitude earthquake hit Wednesday night on the Nicoya Peninsula in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, with a 4.6-magnitude. Early that day a 3.4-magnitude tremor was recorded near Parrita in the southern Pacific.
You may be interested
Nicaragua calls Carlos Alvarado’s statements “disrespectful” and “intruding”AFP / The Tico Times - October 16, 2018
The Nicaraguan government described statements by Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado about Nicaragua's “internal affairs” as “disrespectful” and “intruding.” The…
Transformational travel in Costa Rica: Turning the flat world roundAlissa Grosskopf - October 16, 2018
The sound of roaring water and the fear in my body drown out the encouraging shouts of my group behind…