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January 17th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An earthquake that is initially being reported as magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale by the Seismological Network (RSN) of the University of Costa Rica struck at 3:02 p.m., 29 kilometers west of the popular pacific beach town of Jacó in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, according to the initial reports by the RSN. The United States Geological Service (USGS) has yet to report the quake.
Readers reported moderate to strong shaking in various areas of the provinces of Puntarenas and Guanacaste, as well as areas of the Central Valley and San Jose.
There are no reports of injuries or damage at this time.
This article will be updated in real-time as further information becomes available.
(Last update: Jan 17 at 3:22 PM Central American Time (GMT -6)
UPDATED: 3:32 PM (GMT -6) USGS confirms the earthquake was magnitude 5.2, reporting its epicenter as 21km west of Jacó.