Owners of smartphones can know within minutes, the details of an earthquake felt in Costa Rica. The App “Epicentro”, is available on both OS (Apple) and Android operating systems.

The app is free.

Developed by a group of young Costa Ricans and donated to  the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the app provides current earthquake information and telephone numbers to local police stations and hospitals.

The app also allows the user to take phones, post reports and share them.

For now the app only provides information on earthquakes, but the developers say it may soon be possible to provide details of the volcanoes.

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