Pair of tremors rattles Costa Rica on both coasts
How did you sleep last night?
A pair of tremors — the first on the Caribbean coast, and the second on the Pacific — shook Costa Rica on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
While neither caused substantial damage, both quakes were strong enough to be felt in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) surrounding the capital city of San José.
The first tremor, of magnitude 5.3, occurred at 10:58 p.m. Tuesday with an epicenter near the town of Cahuita, Limón. It was caused by movement of the Caribbean Plate, a mostly oceanic tectonic plate
The second earthquake, of magnitude 5.2 at 5:23 a.m. Wednesday, had an epicenter near the Pacific city of Quepos, Puntarenas. It was caused by subduction of the Cocos tectonic plate.
You may be interested
Costa Rica details Covid vaccine side effectsAlejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2021
The Health Ministry says 0.72% of people receiving the coronavirus vaccine in Costa Rica have reported side effects, with headaches,…
PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa RicaThe Tico Times - April 22, 2021
In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"]
WHO wants to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025The Tico Times - April 22, 2021
The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to end malaria in 25 countries by 2025, including Honduras, Guatemala and Panama, thanks…