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Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses

The Red Cross confirmed that as of Thursday noon, the organization had not received any reports of injured people for the earthquake, but 15 people were evacuated to a shelter.

Two moderate earthquakes rattle Costa Rica

A magnitude-4.6 earthquake, followed by a magnitude-2.8 earthquake, jolted residents of Cartago and San José provinces Saturday morning.

23 temblors shake Cartago starting Monday night

The strongest, a magnitude-4.2 degrees, was recorded at 8:50 p.m. with its epicenter located 9 kilometers northeast of San Rafael de Oreamuno.

2 temblors jolt Costa Rica; no initial reports of injuries

A strong temblor with a magnitude of 4.8 shook residents in several communities in the northwestern province of Guanacaste at 7:12 a.m. Four hours later, a magnitude-4.9 was registered near the border with Panama, according to the University of Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network.

Strong magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocks Costa Rica’s southwest

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake was the latest in a series of temblors rocking Central America. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica, the quake struck at 2:51 a.m. Monday off the coast of Costa Rica’s Burica Peninsula, along the western border with Panama.

Magnitude-4.2 earthquake shakes Costa Rica on Wednesday afternoon

The earthquake shook a large part of the country, including the the Central Valley for several seconds. No significant damage or injuries have been reported.

Costa Rica registers increase in seismic activity this week

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) on Thursday morning reported a magnitude-4.0 tremor off the Caribbean coast in Limón.

Earthquakes diminish in Nicaragua, but country remains on red alert

Nicaragua seemed to have regained the calm after five days of constant tremors that kept the population on edge, principally in Managua, where officials authorities warned even Monday about the risk of a major earthquake.

Panic in Nicaragua as tremors continue

Nicaraguans awoke in a panic Monday morning when a magnitude-5.6 earthquake shook Managua, the capital, following temblors last week killed one, injured almost 40 and left another 2,000 with partially or totally destroyed homes.

When the walls come tumbling down…

A child on a bicycle passes by the ruins of a house in Nagarote, destroyed in an earthquake. A pair of strong quakes and...

Magnitude-6.6 earthquake shakes Costa Rica on Friday afternoon, epicenter located in Nicaragua

A strong tremor shook Costa Rica and Nicaragua on Friday afternoon at 2:28 p.m. The Seismic Engineering Laboratory at the University of Costa Rica recorded a 6.6-magnitude for the quake. The U.S. Geological Survey also reported the same magnitude. The epicenter of the earthquake was located in southwest Nicaragua, near the city of Nandaime.
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