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5.1 Quake Rocks Costa Rica Saturday Afternoon

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(QCOSTARICA) A 5.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Costa Rica Saturday at 4:06pm that was felt throughout most of the country, with the exception of Guanacaste.

The epicentre was located 13 kilometres and a depth of 29.6 kilometers, northeast of Savegre, in Quepos, according to the National Seismological Network at the University of Costa Rica.

The quake was felt strongly in Heredia, San Jose, Quepos, Aguas Zarcas de San Carlos, Alajuela, Puntarenas, Perez Zeledon, Limon and Puerto Jimenez, among others.  Residents of other towns like San Pablo de Heredia, Coronado, Grecia, San Ramon de Alajuela, Tejar de El Guarco of Carthage and to Bocas del Toro, Panama, also reported they felt the quake.

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The quake was by subduction of the Cocos plate in the Caribbean.

There are no reports of damage.

A Facebook post by Sharon Wendel who lives near the epicentre said, “We just had an earthquake in Costa Rica! The windows were shaking and you could see the planters moving! WOW! The power of Mother Earth (…) We have no damage and are all fine. I have to say, it was energizing. You could feel the energy release.

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