COSTA RICA NEWS – A 4.4 earthquake shook the Central Valley at 12:48pm due to a local fault.
According to the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica de la Universidad de Costa Rica (INI-UCR), the quake’s epicentre was 1.6 kilometres from La Guacima, Alajuela, at a depth of 12 kms.
The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional (OVSICORI) automatic detection reports the quake a 4.7 on the Richter scale.
No aftershocks were recorded.
Social media reports say the quake was felt strongest in Alajuela, Heredia and La Uruca.