Wednesday 22 September 2021

Strong Quake Rocks Costa Rica’s North Saturday Night

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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 de Bagaces, hit minutes before 8:00pm. The strongest at 5.3 occurred at 7:58pm. The others were 4, 4.1 and 4.8 reported at 9:00pm.

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The central communications centre of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) reported receiving calls of falling objects, especially in the communities of Armenia and Bijagua de Upala. There were no reports of personal injuries.

The  Red Sismólógica Nacional (RSN) – National Seismological Network – reported the quake had a magnitude 5.0 degrees and located 4 kilometers north of Upala.

Supermarket shelves in Bijagua. Foto Facebook
Supermarket shelves in Bijagua. Foto Facebook

Source La Nacion

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