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

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…

Series of small earthquakes rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley
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Series of small earthquakes rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Lindsay Fendt - October 31, 2015

Central Valley residents hoping to sleep in Saturday morning were shook awake by a series of small earthquakes that started just after 9 a.m. According to The Volcanological…

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