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(QCOSTARICA) A 4.7 magnitude earthquake this Wednesday morning shook many different parts of the Central Valley, confirmed the National Seismological and Volcanic Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI). The National Seismological Network (RSN) reported the 10:06am quake as a 4.6.

A number of buildings in San Jose were evacuated this morning following the earthquake. Photo Jorge Arce, La Nacion
A number of buildings were evacuated, as a precaution, in San Jose this morning like the Pavas courthouse pictured here. Photo Jorge Arce, La Nacion

The epicentre of the quake was seven kilometres west of San Marcos de Tarrazú, at a depth of 20 kilometres, and reported felt in Central Valley, Perez Zeledon and San Carlos.

No reports of damage to property or persons affected; however, as a precaution some buildings in San Jose (the capital) were evacuated following the quake.

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Minutes later, at 10:22am, the OVISCORI reported another earthquake occurring 7.7 kilometres northwest of Laurel de Corredores, in the province of Puntarenas, in the southern zone. This second movement had a magnitude of 4.6, and a depth of 5 kilometres.


And yet a third quake was recorded at 10:33am, three kilometres south of San Isidro de Leon Cortes. This last one had a magnitude of 2.5, according to the RSN.


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