Following 7.6-magnitude earthquake, 1,200 aftershocks hit Costa Rica
A 5.4 magnitude aftershock hit Costa Rica at 2:29 p.m. Saturday, in the in the northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, near the epicenter of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Wednesday.
The tremor is one of some 1,200 aftershocks to hit the country in the last 72 hours, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). No damages or causalities have been reported.
The magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled Costa Rica and neighboring Central American countries Wednesday morning. The quake mostly damaged buildings in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, while sending panicked residents across the country into the streets.
Only one death was reported during the earthquake, a 51-year-old Guanacaste woman died of a heart attack.
You may be interested
Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past weekThe Tico Times - May 21, 2018
Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of…
PHOTOS: International Museum Day in Costa RicaMitzi Stark - May 21, 2018
May 18 is International Museum Day, and Costa Rica celebrated with 31 mini-museums all in one at the Casa del…
Costa Rica, Panama refuse to acknowledge Venezuelan election resultsAFP - May 21, 2018
Costa Rica and Panama were two of 14 countries in the Americas to announce they would not acknowledge the results…