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

Nationwide earthquake drill in Costa Rica to be held Monday morning
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Nationwide earthquake drill in Costa Rica to be held Monday morning

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 18, 2019

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 one of those…

5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Costa Rica
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5.1-magnitude earthquake shakes Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 6, 2019

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Costa Rica at 3:14 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the quake had an estimated…

Costa Rica prepares to test earthquake readiness
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Costa Rica prepares to test earthquake readiness

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 12, 2019

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 one of those…

Earthquake in Costa Rica was ‘un despiche total,’ Tico says
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Earthquake
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Earthquake in Costa Rica was ‘un despiche total,’ Tico says

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 26, 2019

Leave it to Costa Ricans to turn an unnerving nighttime earthquake into immediate fodder for a nationwide joke. After a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rattled the country at…

Strong earthquake rattles Costa Rica, Panama overnight on Tuesday
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Strong earthquake rattles Costa Rica, Panama overnight on Tuesday

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 26, 2019

Much of Costa Rica was awakened Tuesday night as a 6.7-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks rattled the country. According to national authorities, the quake had an epicenter…

Earthquakes felt across Costa Rica on Sunday
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Earthquakes felt across Costa Rica on Sunday

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2019

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 1:24 pm Sunday afternoon. The earthquake had an epicenter approximately 7.5 km south of the town of Corredor, Puntarenas. It…

Saturday morning quake shakes Costa Rica
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Saturday morning quake shakes Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas - November 17, 2018

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

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…

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