Region, Nicoya

Five Earthquakes Shake Guanacaste in Less Than Two Hours

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The peace of people of Guanacaste was interrupted on Sunday afternoon after a series of five earthquakes in less than two hours.

The first of the earthquakes happened at 1:35 p.m. near Los Angeles de Garza in Nicoya with a magnitude of 3.3. Next at 2 p.m. was the earthquake with the greatest intensity of the afternoon with a magnitude of 5.8 with epicenter 2 kilometers northeast of Zaragoza, also in Nicoya canton.

After 10 minutes, the third of the quakes occured with a magnitude of 3 near Finca Santa Elena of Nicoya.

Afterward, a four tremor was registered at 2:23 pm one kilometer southwest Miramar of Nicoya near Pilas Blancas, according to preliminary data from the Volcanologist Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori).

The last seismic movement of 2.8 happened at 2:50 pm and took place near Playa Pelada.

According to reports received by The Voice, the 5.8-magnitude earthquake caused the most commotion and was felt in practically all of Guanacaste and part of Puntarenas. 

Reports were received from Liberia, Nicoya, Samara, Nosara and Paquera. As of yet, there are no reports of affects to structures or human lifes.