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4.6 Quake shakes southern Puntarenas

QCOSTARICA - A 4.63 magnitude earthquake shook Puntarenas Monday night, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). The tremor occurred at 9:33 pm and its epicenter was 13.3 kilometers southeast of Curú de Puntarenas. In addition, it had a depth of...

5.7 Earthquake shakes San José

QCOSTARICA - A 5.7 magnitude earthquake, with its epicenter in San Jose, it at 11:01 pm Saturday, October 31, and was strongly perceived in different parts of the Central Valley. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - reported that the earthquake occurred...

High probability of another strong earthquake in Jacó in days

(QCOSTARICA) The seismic behavior that has been studied for years in Costa Rica's central Pacific, where the 6.2 magnitude earthquake (upgraded from 6.0) occurred on August 24 at 3:51 pm, reveals that there is a high probability that a similar earthquake will occur soon. According...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More Than 1,000 Aftershocks Recorded After Sunday’s Earthquake In jaco

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) says it has registered today more than 1,000 aftershocks, following the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that shook the country Sunday night, without serious human or material damage. "We continue with the aftershocks, we have located around 1,000...

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...

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...

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...

6.1 Quake Hits Northern Nicaragua

  TODAY NICARAGUA – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook the northwestern coast of Nicaragua late Thursday night, at 9:25pm, in the northwester part of the country, not far from the Hondura border. The walls of a church had collapsed in Chinandega, the city...

A Moving Night: Tremors in Cartago and Parrita

(QCOSTARICA) -- Within hours, four earthquakes, the most intense at 4.8, were recorded in Cartago last night. The first tremor, a 4.8 on the Richter Scale, was felt at 8:50pm. Two other quakes, originating along the Llano Grande fault were registered at 8:19pm (3.7), at ...

New Eruption Causes Constant Emanation of Ash Thursday Afternoon

(QCOSTARICA) A new eruption of Turrialba volcano was recorded at 3:20 pm on Thursday causing a constant outpouring of ash from the colossus for several hours. The ash, however, did not reach height given the eruption was non-explosive, reported the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of...

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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