Earthquake in Costa Rica

Ken AshfordDisastersLeave a Comment

I probably wouldn't normally report on this, but I was just there last year.

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck at 10:42 a.m. ET at a depth of about 25 miles and about seven miles southeast of Nicoya, a town of some 15,000 people on a coastal area on the Pacific about 90 miles from the capital San Jose.


7.6 is very strong, and this area, like much of rural CR, has shack-like homes poised precariously on hillsides.  This can't be good.

UPDATE:  Quake was deep.  This is good news — damage may be limited.

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