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Costa Rica trembles about 12 times a day: Ticos scientists will map areas more prone to earthquakes

Earthquakes are quite common in Costa Rica. Every day it trembles. This is proven by the 200,000 earthquakes registered since 1973; that is, Costa Rica shakes and rolls on average 12 times a day. The strongest was the Limón earthquake of April 22, 1991, with...

Seamounts Explain Sunday Night’s Strong Earthquake in Jacó

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Costa Rica Sunday night is due to the friction exerted by the seamounts of the Coco plate when it submerges under the Caribbean plate, on which Costa Rica is located. When sufficient energy is accumulated by the thrust of...