• Costa Rica Real Estate

Magnitude-4.6 earthquake shakes El Salvador coast

March 1, 2012

SAN SALVADOR – A moderate earthquake of magnitude-4.6 and an epicenter in the Pacific Ocean shookEl Salvador Thursday without causing damage or casualties, the National Service of Territorial Studies (SNET) reported.

The quake, according to SNET, was recorded by seismographs at 11:12a.m. local time and its epicenter was located 45 kilometers south of Jiquilisco Bay in Usulután, about 135 km southeast of the capital.

With a focal depth of 31.6 km, the earthquake was caused by movement of the Cocos and Caribbean plates in the Pacific Ocean, SNET reported.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Cat’s out of the bag: Feline evades eight prison guards
Costa Rica
22 views
Costa Rica
22 views

Cat’s out of the bag: Feline evades eight prison guards

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

At The Tico Times, we don't usually report on everyday crime, but this story is too purr-fect to ignore. According…

Café Britt launches ‘Coffee Lovers Experience’ coffee tour
Coffee
35 views
Coffee
35 views

Café Britt launches ‘Coffee Lovers Experience’ coffee tour

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

Part coffee tour, part comedy show and part classroom, Café Britt's new "Britt Coffee Lovers Experience" brings a world of…

Environmental organizations and park rangers denounce ‘deterioration’ of National Parks
Costa Rica
33 views
Costa Rica
33 views

Environmental organizations and park rangers denounce ‘deterioration’ of National Parks

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 23, 2019

Costa Rica is honoring its protected land Saturday during National Parks Day. But not everyone will be celebrating. The Costa…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!