(QCostarica) It was 4:50am this Wednesday when an earthquake measuring 4.4 degrees was woke many in the areas of Naranjo, Palmares, La Uruca, Pavas, Desamparados, Heredia, Tarrazú, Acosta, San Sebastian, San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Escazu and Tres Rios.
In addition there are reports of being felt in Perez Zeledon, Alajuelita, Turrubares, Hatillo, San Ramon and in the area of Los Santos.
The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica’s (OVSICORI) said the epicentre was 18.5 northwest of Parrita, Puntarenas, at a depth of 8 km.
The quake was caused by the subduction of the Cocos and Caribbean plates.
Through the social networks, many reported hearing a “estrueno” – big bang.