LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A Costa Rica earthquake today 2012 has struck the town of Samara. A terremoto en Costa Rica hoy erupted during the early morning hours, centered out to sea. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news.
Two Costa Rica temblors today have erupted before dawn. The first quake registered a 4.2 magnitude, officials tell news. The quake struck at 3:03 am local time and delivered a narrow depth. Officials tell news that the quake struck only nine miles below sea level. As a result, the quake could be felt to the east, on land.
The first quake erupted eleven miles south of Samara. It was centered thirty miles southwest of Nicoya and thirty-six miles south of Santa Cruz. Officials indicate to news that the quake was also one hundred miles south of San Jose.
The second quake erupted near the same epicenter minutes later. USGS indicates to news that at 3:10 am today a 4.3 magnitude quake erupted. It was centered with a deeper epicenter, however. Officials tell news that the quake struck eleven miles below sea level. The quake was centered eight miles southwest of Samara, twenty-eight miles southwest of Nicoya. It was also fifty-four miles west of Puntarenas.
Costa Rican quakes have been commonplace this September. A 4.6 magnitude quake was reported by the USGS shortly after 2:46 pm local time on September 5. The quake erupted two miles from Nicoya. Earlier that day, 7.6 quakes struck the same region.
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