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A “Moving” Sunday!*!!!*

Several quakes shook Costa Rica on Sunday, the latest felt was at 7:01 pm, a 5.2 magnitude with the epicenter was located 11 kilometers north of Parrita, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). Its depth was 35 kilometers. Mag: 4.9, 10.0...

4.2 Quake Jolts Central Valley Thursday Night

A 4.2 magnitude quake reported by the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) shook most of the Central Valley this Thursday night. The tremor that struck at 10:39 pm was centered one kilometer west of San Isidro de Vazquez de...

6.1 Quake Shakes Costa Rica

A 6.2 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Friday afternoon at 5:22 pm, in the southern zone. The quake was felt throughout most of the country. According to the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori), the epicenter was located some 5 kilometers southeast of...

5.3 Earthquake Shakes Osa Peninsula

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded this Sunday, close to 10 p.m., in the Osa Peninsula, in Puntarenas, as reported by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). The epicenter was located 46 kilometers west of the community of San Pedrillo and had...

5.0 Quake Shakes Costa Rica Monday Afternoon

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook a great part of Costa Rican territory at 3:42 pm this Monday afternoon. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - said the epicenter of was 18 kilometers east of Jacó, in Garabito de Puntarenas, at a depth...

Three Dead From Sunday Night’s Earthquake

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Sunday night, leaving three people dead. As confirmed by the Fuerza Public (National Police), two of the victims were reported in Jaco, the area closest to the epicenter of the main tremor and six replicas. The quakes were...

Strong Quake Rocks Costa Rica’s North Saturday Night

The  Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica - reported a strong quake to hit Costa Rica's northern zone on Saturday. The quake, registering more than 5 degrees on with the epicentre located in La Fortuna...

6.1 Quake Hits Northern Nicaragua

  TODAY NICARAGUA – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook the northwestern coast of Nicaragua late Thursday night, at 9:25pm, in the northwester part of the country, not far from the Hondura border. The walls of a church had collapsed in Chinandega, the city...

Remembering The Limon Earthquake

Friday, April 22, 1991 was the 25th anniversary of the biggest recorded earthquake (temblor in Spanish) in the history of Costa Rica. The 1991 Costa Rica earthquake, known as the Limon earthquake, registered 7.8 on the Richter scale, th  in Pandora, Valle La Estrella, Limon, in...

A Moving Night: Tremors in Cartago and Parrita

(QCOSTARICA) -- Within hours, four earthquakes, the most intense at 4.8, were recorded in Cartago last night. The first tremor, a 4.8 on the Richter Scale, was felt at 8:50pm. Two other quakes, originating along the Llano Grande fault were registered at 8:19pm (3.7), at ...

Strong Quake Rocked Central Valley Saturday Afternoon

QCOSTARICA - A strong earthquake rocked several regions of Costa Rica, especially the Central Valley, at 5:33pm Saturday afternoon. The quake registered 4.7 on the Richter Scale, according to the Laboratorio de Ingeniería Sísmica de la Universidad de Costa Rica. The report said the epicenter was...

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