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More than 1,000 aftershocks after strong earthquake in Costa Rica

Staff Writer |
The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) registered more than 1,000 aftershocks.

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They happened less than 72 hours after the earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter scale that shook this nation, without serious human or material damage.

"We continue with the location of aftershocks, we have located around 1,000 in these almost three days, after the earthquake of 6.5 degrees last Sunday, November 12," indicates a brief report of the Ovsicori, disclosed on its Facebook page.

The strong earthquake, registered by the Ovsicori at 20:28 local time on Sunday, occurred in the sea, 23 kilometers southwest of Esterillos, in the canton of Garabito, province of Puntarenas and about 100 kilometers south of Saint Joseph.

The tremor had its epicenter at a depth of 10 kilometers, and it was felt with greater intensity in the cantons of Quepos, Parrita, and Garabito, the Ovsicori reports.


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