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7.7 Earthquake Shakes the Coast of Jamaica – USGS

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported a powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake in the strait between Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday afternoon. A tsunami warning was issued for Jamaica, Cuba, Belize, Honduras and the Cayman Islands, but that threat has now passed. The earthquake was reported at a...

Two Quakes – 5.5 and 5.2 – Shake Costa Rica In Less That 12 Hours Apart

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) reported a 5.2 magnitude quake this Wednesday morning, at 5:23 am, the epicenter located 21 km south of Quepos, on the Central Pacific coast. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) instruments registered the quake a 4.8 magnitude. The...

5.4 Quake Shakes Costa Rica

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook Venecia de San Carlos in Costa Rica's northern zone. The tremor that hit at 3:14 pm was felt through most of the country. The Red Simologica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - reported the epicenter 48 kilometers northwest of...

5.5 Quake Shakes Guanacaste Sunday

A 5.5 quake shook muchof northern Guanacaste Sunday afternoon, its epicenter 31 kilometers south of the canton of La Cruz, as reported by the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN). - National Seismological Network. The earthquake occurred at 6:09 p. m. The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa...

Is Costa Rica Prepared For A Major Earthquake?

Increasingly, experts in seismology predict an earthquake of high magnitude and little depth. in Costa Rica's Zona Sur (Southern Zone). It is even estimated that the movement will be like releasing a destructive energy of almost 40,000 atomic bombs, a thousand times more than the...

The Quake Was A 6.3 not 7.1, Nothing To Do With The VAT!

Was it a 6.3 or 7.1 the earthquake that shook most of Costa Rica Tuesday (June 25) night? That all depends on which measurement you accept ... and not what was being reported on the social networks that the inflated number was with the...

Strong Aftershocks Shook Costa Rica After 6.7 Quake in Panama

At 11:23 pm on Tuesday night, a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, shook practically the entire Costa Rican territory. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - located the earthquake 11 km east of that port, near the Costa Rican border...

Osa Peninsula: A unique opportunity to drill and instrument the seismogenic zone of large megathrust earthquakes

A unique opportunity exists on the Osa peninsula, in southern Costa Rica to drill and instrument a locked but mature segment of the Middle America Subduction Zone. This section of the Middle America Subduction Zone has suffered large (Mw=7.2-7.4) earthquakes in 1853, 1904, 1941 and...

6.6 Quake Strikes off El Salvador Coast

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck off the coast of El Salvador on Thursday, 40 km south of La Libertad, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no warning in place for the coast of the western United...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5.3 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...

5.4 Early Morning Quake Jolts Central Pacific

A 5.4 magnitude quake hit Costa Rica at 1:37 am Friday. According to the report by the Ovsicori, the epicenter was located 9 km northeast of Quepos, at a depth of 46 km. The Red Sismologica Nacional (RSN) reported the quake as a 5.3, with...

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...

Two Morning Quakes Shake Costa Rica’s Central And North Pacific Coast

Two tremors of moderate magnitude were felt on Tuesday morning in the Central Pacific and North Pacific of Costa Rica The most recent occurred at 9:03 am in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, and felt strongly in many areas of Guanacaste, the most intensely in...

4.8 Earthquake Shakes Costa Rica Tuesday Night

A 4.8 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Tuesday night, reported the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network. The earthquake occurred at 8:56 pm 9 km al southwest of Bijagua, Upala, in the province of Guanacaste, at a depth of 3 km. According to preliminary...

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...

The Earth Shook For Melissa Mora, Literally, During Marriage Proposal

Wait, was that the Earth shaking? That was what Costa Rican model and singer Melissa Mora felt Sunday night when her boyfriend proposed marriage. Later she learned that the Eaarth shaking was from an earthquake that had just hit the beach town of Jaco and...

Sunday Night’s Earthquake Shakes and Rattles Jaco Supermarket

Photos shared on the social networks of a supermarket in Jaco (appears to be a Pali) following Sunday night's earthquake.that claimed three lives, two in Jaco and one in Coronado (San Jose).

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...

Deadly Earthquake Could Cost Mexico US $10 Billion, One Percent of Its GDP

The September 19 earthquake that hit Mexico could cost the country up to one percent of its Gross Domestic Product, according to an estimate by the United States Geological Survey, with the impact of the damages reaching as high as US $10 billion. Jaime Reusche,...

7.1 Quake Kills And Crumbles Buildings in Mexico

(AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake stunned central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 104 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. Scores of buildings collapsed into mounds of...

What impact would a category 5 have in a city like San Jose, Costa Rica?

I am a great fan (reader) of Quora. Sometimes I spend way too much time there, but a heck of a lot better than the time I spend (waste) on Facebook. Many of the questions are silly, but it is fun to read some of...

Deadly quake, Hurricane Katia a one-two punch for Mexico

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies. The 8.1 quake off...

8.4 Magnitude Earthquake off Mexico Coast Kills At Least 26

At least 26 people have died, including two children, as a result of a massive 8.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the southern coast of Mexico, Oaxaca Governor Alejandro Murat Hinojosa has announced. According to Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio Chong, at least three...

Early Morning 5.0 Earthquake Shakes Up Southern Zone

An 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Zona Sur (Southern Zone) of Costa Rica this Tuesday morning,  September 5, at 5:28 am. The report of the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica- indicates that the epicenter...

Earthquakes and Seismic Swarm In The Area of The Poas Volcano Raise Alert

A series of earthquakes and more than 70 seismic swarms and counting since early Thursday evening in the area of the Poas Volcano have the country's authorities on alert. One of the strongest, a 4.8 magnitude, occurred at 7:32 pm Thursday night in the area...

How Economic Freedom Helps Chile Withstand Earthquakes and Tsunamis

(Q24N) A few days ago, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake shook the south of Chile. Its epicentre was 67 kilometres northwest of Melinka, in Aysén, and generated a tsunami alert in certain coastal sectors of Los Lagos. The earthquake was felt in five regions of the...

27 People Evacuated As 5.3 Earthquake Rocks Central Valley

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - An early evening earthquake surprised many in Cartago and felt throughout the Central Valley, and least 27 people had to be evacuated from their homes in San Rafael de Irazú. The 5.5 quake hit at 6:25pm, with the epicentre located...

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