Thursday 24 June 2021

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 Cuajiniquil de La Cruz.

In Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, employees of the Criminal Courts were evacuated. Foto: Alvaro Duarte.

- Advertisement -

Initially, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the quake a 6.0 magnitude but later revised it to a 5.9.

The 9:03 am quake’s epicenter was south of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, close to the Costa Rica maritime border.

The epicenter was located 79 kilometers southwest of the Nicaraguan Pacific coastal town of San Juan del Sur, very close to the Costa Rican border.

- Advertisement -

In Costa Rica, the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica – Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) – reported the quake as 6.1 magnitude; the National Seismological Network – Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) – reported it as a 5.9 magnitude.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, at 7:34 am this morning, another earthquake, a 4.9 magnitude, was felt in two kilometers south of Playa Jaco & 25 km al Oeste de Parrita, Puntarenas.

That quake was at a depth of 5 kilometers and was felt lightly in nearby coastal areas, mostly in Jacó, Parrita and Playa Bejuco.


- Advertisement -



- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday, occurred...

Seismic activity in the surroundings of the Masaya Volcano

TODAY NICARAGUA – Ineter, the Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (Nicaraguan...


Flight paralysis from Canada hits Costa Rica’s tourism

QCOSTARICA - The paralysis of flights from Canada last January hit Costa Rica's tourism sector, as Canada was the second source market for tourists...

Tico tried to enter via San Jose airport with ¢93 million in cash

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican tried to enter the country through the Juan Santamaría International - San Jose Airport - with US$153,244 (the equivalent...

Informants assisted OIJ in corruption investigations, says the minister

QCOSTARICA - The investigation into alleged bribery of public officials in exchange for contracts for road works, received help from informants within the Consejo...

Ortegs regime requests Russia’s armament and military preparation to face “threats of terrorism”

TODAY NICARAGUA – Russian Minister of Defense, Sergei Shoigú, revealed during the IX International Security Conference in Moscow that the Government of Nicaragua requested...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 22: plates ending in 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate

Today, Tuesday, June 22, plates ending in 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Week immersed in passage of tropical wave, June Solstice and Veranillo

QCOSTARICA - Today, Monday, June 21, is the day of the year when the sun stays the longest on the horizon, therefore it is...

American woman found lifeless in hotel bathroom in Sabana

QCOSTARICA - A sad discovery occurred this Thursday morning in a hotel located in La Sabana, in San José, the lifeless body of a...

Preventive operations to protect tourists visiting the Guanacaste Conservation Area

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Public Security (MSP) and the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) joined forces to prioritize ecological operations, which aim...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.