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Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns
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Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week. The communities of Tivives, Jacó, Esterillos Oeste and Quepos…

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattles Costa Rica on Monday afternoon
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Costa Rica
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake rattles Costa Rica on Monday afternoon

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 24, 2020

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Monday afternoon. According to data from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the earthquake occurred at…

No damage, but plenty of interrupted sleep, as temblor shakes Costa Rica overnight
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Costa Rica
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No damage, but plenty of interrupted sleep, as temblor shakes Costa Rica overnight

The Tico Times - July 5, 2020

A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook Costa Rica early Sunday morning. According to revised data from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), based at Universidad…

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes southern Mexico, prompting tsunami alert
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Earthquake
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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake shakes southern Mexico, prompting tsunami alert

AFP and The Tico Times - June 23, 2020

An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 was registered Tuesday in southern Mexico, reported the National Seismological Service, though so far authorities have not reported serious damage. The US…

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattles Costa Rica on Friday night
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattles Costa Rica on Friday night

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 6, 2020

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Friday night. According to initial data from the National Seismological Network (RSN), the earthquake occurred at 8:40 p.m. The…

Costa Rica hosting Math + X symposium with renowned researchers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica hosting Math + X symposium with renowned researchers

The Tico Times - January 28, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome some of the world's top scientific minds when it hosts Math + X, a symposium organized by Rice University, this week. The three-day…

Costa Rica’s northwest shakes with magnitude 5.5 quake on Sunday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s northwest shakes with magnitude 5.5 quake on Sunday

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 9, 2019

Maybe earthquakes are the secret to a long life. A magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula at 12:31 p.m. Sunday, according to data from the…

Central Valley of Costa Rica shakes with magnitude 5.4 quake
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Central Valley of Costa Rica shakes with magnitude 5.4 quake

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2019

So much for a relaxing Sunday night. A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook much of Costa Rica at 7:33 p.m., according to preliminary data from the National Seismological…

Pair of tremors rattles Costa Rica on both coasts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pair of tremors rattles Costa Rica on both coasts

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2019

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…

More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More than a million participate in Costa Rica’s national earthquake drill

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 19, 2019

An alarm blared throughout downtown San José. Users flooded Twitter with the hashtag #TemblorCR. And throughout Costa Rica, more than a million people evacuated homes, schools and…