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Magnitude 7.0 Earthquake That Struck Costa Rica

Written by Marisol

A strong earthquake was felt on Wednesday afternoon in practically the entire national territory.

According to the National Seismological Network, the movement had a magnitude of 7.0, it was at 3:15 pm and its epicenter was 113 km south of Punta Burica, Panama.

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Potential Tsunami

The National Tsunami Monitoring System (Sinamot) tweeted: “If you are on the coast and felt the earthquake very strong or very long, you should evacuate immediately. The tsunami may arrive before our report.”

This generated fear in social networks, but after a few minutes it was ruled out that there was a danger of a tsunami for Costa Rica.

According to Sinamot, the points where the tremor was most extensive was in the southern area, specifically in Corredores and Ciudad Neily.

Punta Burica is located near the border area with Panama, bordering Golfito and Corcovado.

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