Sunday 20 June 2021

5.0 Quake Shakes Costa Rica Monday Afternoon

The epicenter was located in the Pacific ocean between Jaco and Parrita

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook a great part of Costa Rican territory at 3:42 pm this Monday afternoon.

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) – National Seismological Network – said the epicenter of was 18 kilometers east of Jacó, in Garabito de Puntarenas, at a depth of 40 kms.

For its part, the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) – Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica – calculated the magnitude of the quake by 4.4 and located its epicenter 2.8 kilometers southeast of Parrita, in Puntarenas.

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According to the Ovsicori, the depth of the earthquake was 41 kilometers.

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