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Costa Rica prepares to test earthquake readiness

If you live in an area that is prone to earthquakes, it’s important to know what to do when one hits. Costa Rica is...

Earthquakes felt across Costa Rica on Sunday

Shaking was felt throughout the Puntarenas province and in the Greater Metropolitan Area.

Saturday morning quake shakes Costa Rica

The National Seismological Network reported a preliminary magnitude 5.1 quake, 12 kilometers west of Guapiles, at 8:12 a.m. this Saturday. 

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday morning.

Costa Rica offers search-and-rescue teams to Mexico after earthquake

Search-and-rescue teams composed of members of the Firefighters' Corps, Red Cross, Social Security System (Caja), National Police and CNE stand at the ready.

UPDATED: Mexico reels in response to 7.1 earthquake

The toll from the authorities was preliminary and could rise, as rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City – home to 20 million people – clawed through the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies.

Strong earthquakes felt on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast

Four earthquakes all had epicenters within the same area, located between 45 and 60 kilometers (28-37 miles) off the coast of Tamarindo, the report stated.

Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

The Tico Times takes a look back at some of the natural disasters that hit Costa Rica and made headlines over the course of 2016.

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.

Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica

The National University's Volcanological Observatory of Costa Rica also reported at least four aftershocks of smaller magnitudes.

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