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Earthquake Rocks Poás Area

Costa Rica, C.A.
May 12, 2007

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale shook the area surrounding Poás Volcano, northwest of San José, Saturday, according to a statement from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) based at Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Heredia, north of San José.

The quake occurred at 9:11 a.m. and was felt in the San José area; Alajuela, northwest of San José ; the central Pacific; and Cartago, east of San José.

-Tico Times

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