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Update of the state of the active volcanoes of Costa Rica

New update of the state of the active volcanoes of Costa Rica, available here. The RSN (Red Sismológica Nacional UCR-ICE) is an institution in charge of the geological study of Costa Rica, especially in the area of seismology and volcanology. It was created by an...

“Earthquakes Cannot Be Predicted” Warns RSN

The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN:UCR-ICE) - National Seismic Network - is warning not to take seriously an unknown source message has circulating on the social networks stating that there will be a high-magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica in the next few days. "We must clarify...

Volcán Turrialba

View of the sunrise and the Turrialba volcano with a vigorous plume of gases and water vapor with direction to the north. The photo was taken by Bryan Cedeño one morning in June 2017 and shared by the RSN (Red Sismológica Nacional) on its Instagram...

Repeating earthquakes discovered in Costa Rica

Repeating earthquakes are events that occur in the same location, at different times, generating highly identical seismic fingerprints. Since their recurrence time ranges from hours or days to several years and their location is known, they are ideal to study fault physics and variations in...

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...

Potent Mexico City earthquake was a rare ‘bending’ quake, study finds – and it could happen again

Six months have passed since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling 40 buildings and killing over 300, but the memory remains fresh. Condemned structures dot many neighborhoods, their facades crumbling. And after an earthquake 225 miles away in Oaxaca state shook the capital...

Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates of the Earth's crust collide. The images reveal features of the fault surface, including long grooves or corrugations, that may determine how the fault will slip in...

A Moving Monday Morning: Two Quakes Shake The Pacific Coast

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook up the Central Pacific early this Monday morning, at 7.49 am, at 23.7 kilometers southwest of the beach town of Jaco, at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) The National Seismological Network...

Nicoya Peninsula Moves 11 Milimeters A Year

Q COSTA RICA - The Nicoya Peninsula moves 11 milimeters, the equivalent to more than one centimeter  (.43 inches), going northwest, according to a test made by the Universidad of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IPU), a public research university...

27 Earthquakes Shook San Jose During April and May

QCOSTARICA - Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) de la Universidad de Costa Rica  - National Seismological Network, says it has detected the highest seismic swarm occurring in the capital city since 1990. The RSN says it has detected 27 earthquakes with magnitudes not exceeding 3.3 during...

Significant Earthquakes in Costa Rica Over the Last 100 Years

QCOSTARICA from Retireforlessincostarica.com - According to a CNN article today, “the death toll from Ecuador’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake climbed to 654 Saturday evening, according to the country’s Risk Management Office. The agency also reported that 58 people remain missing since the April 16 quake and 12,492...

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