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…

Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica
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Strong earthquake off El Salvador felt in Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 24, 2016

While the country braces for Hurricane Otto, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake originating off the coast of El Salvador was felt on Costa Rican soil Thursday around 12:45 p.m. local time. This resulted…

Two strong tremors rattle Costa Rica Wednesday morning
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Two strong tremors rattle Costa Rica Wednesday morning

L. Arias - August 17, 2016

A strong tremor at 10:07 a.m. on Wednesday shook communities across most of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, the National University's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica…

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…

Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll
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Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll

Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

PEDERNALES, Ecuador – Ecuador's president predicted Monday a "considerable" rise in the death toll from a massive earthquake whose tally already included at least 350 lives amid flattened…

Series of small earthquakes rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley
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Environment and Wildlife
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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…

At least 215 dead as powerful quake rocks South Asia
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At least 215 dead as powerful quake rocks South Asia

Khurram Shahzad | AFP - October 26, 2015

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake which rocked parts of South Asia killed 215 people Monday, including 12 Afghan girls crushed in a stampede as they fled…

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Sizeable temblor shakes Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Michael Krumholtz - October 1, 2015

https://twitter.com/LISUCR/status/649643702487379968 An earthquake initially reported at a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Costa Rica's Central Valley at 11:51 a.m. on Thursday, and could be felt for approximately 15 seconds in…