Wednesday 16 June 2021

Early Morning Quake Shook Jacó

It was 5:53am when many in the Pacific coastal area of Playa Jacó were awakened by an earthquake registering 4.2 on the Richter Scale

rsn-jaco-quakeThe Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) de la Universidad de costa Rica (UCR)  – National Seismological Network of the University of Costa Rica – said the epicentre was located 23 kilometres south of Playa Jacó, at a depth of 15 kilometres.

The tremor was also felt in Alajuela and San José.

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There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The RSN says that the quake was caused due to the subduction of the interaction between the Cocos and Caribbean plates.

Playa Jacó and nearby Playa Herradura are favourite tourist destinations for both foreigners and nationals.

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