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3.9 Quake Hits Jaco

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area of Jaco at 9:47 pm Thursday. According to the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) the quake's epicenter was 45 kilometers south of Jaco, Garabito (9.211 & -84.715), at a depth of 18 km.   Meanwhile, the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de...

Pococí Epicenter of Saturday Morning 5.0 Quake

A 5-degree earthquake shook several cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, at 8:12 am, with its epicenter located 14.6 kilometers southwest of Guápiles, in Pococí de Limón, reported the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of...

4.8 Quake Jolts Costa Rica Friday Morning

A strong earthquake shook Costa Rica this Friday morning at 11:50 a.m. In a preliminary. The Red Sismológica Nacional - RSN (National Seismological Network) reported the intensity in 4.8, while the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica - OVSICORI (Vulcanological and Seismological Observatory...

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...

Poas Volcano Blows Smoke and Ash 1Km High In Tuesday Morning Eruption

It was 8:58 am Tuesday when the Volcan Poas blew its stack, blow smoke and ash some 1,000 meters (1 kilometer) high, reported the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori). According to the report, the eruption continued well past 10 am as the...

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...

Turrialba Volcano May Be Ready To “Blow”?

QCOSTARICA - In the last several days the Turrialba volcano has been relatively calm, continuing to spew ash and gases, but, a much reduced rate than the last 'violent' eruption Tuesday night. However, it does not mean we can relax. Nor should we panic. According to...

Turrialba With Up To 5 Eruptions Per Hour This Tuesday Morning

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - is calling on residents, visitors and the general public to respect, for safety measures, the five kilometre perimeter around the Turrialba volcano. In the early morning of Tuesday the volcano has been experiencing up...

Early Morning Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - An earthquake shook the Pacific coast and Central Valley at 1:33 am Tuesday, with the epicentre located  in Puntarenas. The National Seismological Network (Red Sismológica Nacional - RSN) reported on it's Twitter account, the tremor was a 5.2 magnitude, while the Volcanological and...

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