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…

Earthquake simulator becomes a tourism attraction in Costa Rica’s old colonial capital
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Earthquake simulator becomes a tourism attraction in Costa Rica’s old colonial capital

Amanda Zúñiga - October 5, 2015

Ever wonder what it was like to live through one of Costa Rica's most fearsome earthquakes? A new educational project and tourist attraction in Cartago, the old…

Two moderate earthquakes rattle Costa Rica
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Two moderate earthquakes rattle Costa Rica

L. Arias - September 26, 2015

A moderate earthquake jolted residents in Cartago and San José provinces at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. No damage was reported. The National University’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of…

Officials in Costa Rica’s capital ‘evacuate’ 60,000 people during earthquake drill
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Officials in Costa Rica’s capital ‘evacuate’ 60,000 people during earthquake drill

L. Arias - September 3, 2015

Employees of the National Insurance Institute at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 leave their offices in downtown San José to move to a designated safe area…

Costa Rica’s capital to run earthquake drill Thursday
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Costa Rica’s capital to run earthquake drill Thursday

L. Arias - August 31, 2015

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, emergency sirens, text messages and highway alerts on electronic billboards will report that a magnitude-6.5 earthquake just shook Costa Rica’s…

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Magnitude 4.4-earthquake shakes Siquirres, Costa Rica

Zach Dyer - June 11, 2015

[caption id="attachment_66039" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Courtesy OVSICORI via Facebook)[/caption] A magnitude-4.4 earthquake shook the Caribbean slope city of Siquirres on Thursday at 12:43 p.m., OVISCORI reported via Twitter.…