Monday, November 26, 2007

Earthquake - Costa Rica (Guanacaste) NOV

Several communities in the northwestern Guanacaste province were rocked by an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale Saturday, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) based at National University in Heredia, north of San José.

The earthquake occurred at 5:22 p.m. and originated nine kilometers northwest of Playa Sámara.

At 1:06 a.m. Friday, a magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica about 15 kilometers northwest of Puerto Armuelles, Panama.

The quake originated 40 kilometers below the surface of the Pacific Ocean and was reported felt in the coastal city of Golfito. - Source

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