In the span of five minutes not one, but two earthquakes shook the Central Valley Wednesday night.
The first was registered 4.7 on the Richter Scale, the second with less intensity at 3.4, shook much of the Central Valley at 8:50pm and 9:04pm, respectively.
According to the seismologist, Marino Protti, of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico Nacional (Ovsicori) – National Volcanological and Seismological Observatory – the Central Pacific is the most seismically active zone in the country.
Protti explained that the smaller magnitude earthquakes of the Central Pacific are felt more in the centre of the country that others of greater magnitude.
Wednesday nights quake occurred some 40 kilometres south of Quepos, Puntarenas.