Magnitude 4.8 temblor rattles Costa Rica

Archive image for illustration purposes.

Archive image for illustration purposes.

March 10th, 2014 ( An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale according to OVSICORI struck 14 kilometers west of Chomes, Puntarenas in the Gulf of Nicoya at 12:01 p.m. local time.


Shaking was reported in several areas throughout the country, some describing the quake as a short, but strong “jolt,” while others reported significant shaking.


There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.


Editor’s note:  This story will be updated in real-time should additional information be received.

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