Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week.
The US government issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of Mexico and Central and South America. Costa Rica is not at risk, the National Emergency Commission said.
The Tsunami Advisory Center for Central America (CATAC), based in the INETER of Nicaragua, clarified that "it has not registered any event that could generate a tsunami."
ILLAPEL, Chile – Rattled Chileans recounted a night of terrifying aftershocks on Thursday after a powerful quake struck offshore, killing at least 11 and triggering tsunami waves that ravaged stretches of the coast.
The death toll has reached 8 in what is considered the sixth most powerful quake in the history of geologically volatile Chile and the strongest anywhere in the world this year.
A tsunami watch was issued for Hawaii by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but so far Costa Rica has not issued any warnings for its coast, according to Silvia Chacón, oceanographer and coordinator for the National Tsunami Monitoring System at Costa Rica's National University.