New Year begins with six temblors in Costa Rica


The first tremor of 2013 was recorded at 1:54 a.m. with a magnitude of 2.7 degrees and an epicenter located in Golfito, on the South Pacific coast.

By noon 6 temblors were registered by the Volcano logical and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori).

Five of the tremors had epicenters located in the South Pacific, near the border with Panama.

At 2:06 a.m. came the second, with a magnitude of 2.6 degrees, located 4 km southeast of Corredores. Five minutes later, at 2:11 a.m., came the third, a 2.4 degrees recorded near Golfito.

At 5:33 a.m, another tremor shook Golfito with a magnitude of 2.6 degrees.

The last earthquake in the region, a magnitude-2.4, was registered by Ovsicori at 5:48 a.m., also in Golfito.

Then at 10:12 a.m., a 2.6 quake was felt in El Guarco, in the province of Cartago. There are no reports of damage in any of these locations.

Ovsicori experts agree that a series of faults were activated in Costa Rica’s southern region after the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that hit Nicoya, Guanacaste last October 5.

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