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.