The final bill will be higher, however, because many other schools suffered lesser damage which also requires repair. A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica. (ETH) – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake reportedly rattled Costa Rica on Friday night at approximately 8:40 p.m. with the epicenter located near Boruca, Buenos Aires, in the province of Puntarenas, and was felt through much of Costa Rica. 4.0 earthquake - 189 km south of Managua, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, 17 Nov 8.45 am (GMT -6) - Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 34 km depth It was the second strongest earthquake recorded in Costa Rica's history, following the 1991 Limon earthquake. Please support this website by adding us to your whitelist in your ad blocker. 2020-01-21 11:25:36 UTC 5.0 magnitude, 17 km depth Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica 5.0 magnitude earthquake 2020-01-21 11:25:36 UTC at 11:25 January 21, 2020 UTC [27] The Hospital Monseñor Sanabria in Puntarenas suffered damage, and the building was partially closed. The 2017 Costa Rica earthquake occurred 16 kilometres southeast of Jacó, which is about 100 kilometres southwest of the capital, San Jose on November 12, 2017. "It was incredibly strong. September 4, 2020 by Armand Vervaeck. The epicenter of the 7.6 Mw earthquake was in the Nicoya Peninsula, 11 kilometers east-southeast of Nicoya. A powerful earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, killing at least two people, sparking landslides, knocking down buildings, and briefly triggering a tsunami warning. NOSARA, Costa Rica (AP) - A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday, collapsing some … [25] Building damage was reported in San José, including broken windows, cracks on walls, and materials detached from the buildings. [24], There were reports of destroyed houses in the cantons of Hojancha, Nicoya, Nandayure, and Santa Cruz of the province of Guanacaste. Monitoring all of this activity is Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network (RSN), which has released a handy list naming the country’s 70 “most historic” (read: worst) earthquakes. The list goes all the way back to 1756 and ends with the magnitude-7.6 earthquake that occurred in 2012, with an epicenter in Sámara. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.8675 West, latitude 9.6088 North, depth = 10 km. Earthquake information for europe. Designed by TecGuru | Corrections Policy | Privacy Policy. [27] Cracks were found at the dyke protecting Filadelfia from the Tempisque River. A tsunami warning was issued shortly afterwards, but later cancelled. [20][21][22][23] In San José, people rushed to the streets out of fear. Searchers in Costa Rica after Earthquake The Costa Rican people have touched the lives of our staff and our travelers over the years, and we are saddened by the recent earthquake. Coseismic Coastal Uplift from the 2012 M w 7.6 Nicoya Earthquake, Costa Rica. The temblor, registered at 11:01 p.m., had an epicenter near downtown San José and was felt throughout much of the Greater Metropolitan Area, according to preliminary data from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI). Looking for a recent quake? The 2009 Cinchona earthquake occurred at 1:21:35 pm local time on January 8 with an M wc magnitude of 6.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong).The shock took place in northern Costa Rica, 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-northwest of San José and was felt throughout Costa Rica and in southern central Nicaragua Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.8675 West, latitude 9.6088 North, depth = 10 km. Off the Nicoya Peninsula, the Cocos Plate is subducting along the Middle America Trench, and the Nicoya Peninsula is unique in being one of the few landmasses along the Pacific Rim located directly above the seismogenic zone of a subduction megathrust fault.