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

Katherine Stanley - September 19, 2017

As the number of deaths caused by Tuesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico rose above 100, the government of Costa Rica offered aid to the stricken nation. "The…

UPDATED: Mexico reels in response to 7.1 earthquake
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UPDATED: Mexico reels in response to 7.1 earthquake

Joshua Berger and Jennifer González Covarrubias, AFP - September 19, 2017

At least 100 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating…

Strong earthquakes felt on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast
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Costa Rica
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Strong earthquakes felt on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast

L. Arias - March 17, 2017

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake woke up residents of coastal areas in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific at 4:19 a.m. on Friday. Just a few minutes later, at 4:32 a.m., a…

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

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

2016 was a rough year for many people around the world, and Costa Rica was no exception: the country experienced a series of natural disasters from which people…

Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses

L. Arias - December 2, 2016

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported that at least one house collapsed and dozens are damaged in cantons east of Cartago due to the strong earthquake that…

Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

A magnitude-5.3 tremor, its epicenter in the province of Cartago, shook various cities across Costa Rica at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. The University of Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of…

Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica
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Central America
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Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 24, 2016

While the country braces for Hurricane Otto, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake originating off the coast of El Salvador was felt on Costa Rican soil Thursday around 12:45 p.m. local time. This resulted…

Two strong tremors rattle Costa Rica Wednesday morning
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Costa Rica
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Two strong tremors rattle Costa Rica Wednesday morning

L. Arias - August 17, 2016

A strong tremor at 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday shook communities across most of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, the National University's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica…

Mag-4.5 earthquake rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley
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Mag-4.5 earthquake rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Zach Dyer - May 6, 2016

Just before noon Friday a magnitud-4.5 earthquake struck 14 kilometers southeast of Santa María de Dota, in Costa Rica's Los Santos region, according to the Volcanological and Seismological…

Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll
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Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll

Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

PEDERNALES, Ecuador – Ecuador's president predicted Monday a "considerable" rise in the death toll from a massive earthquake whose tally already included at least 350 lives amid flattened…

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