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Was it a 5.4 or 5.8? Earthquake Shakes Costa Rica Friday Night

A more than 5 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Friday, at 8:40 pm, in Buenos Aires of Puntarenas, in the southern zone, near the Panama border, and the shock wave was felt even in San José. The country's two centers for earthquakes and volcanic activity...

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...

5.5 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...

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...

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...

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...

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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