Articles tagged "costa rica"

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11 dead after flash floods and mudslides hit Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala

Heavy rain produced by two low pressure systems along Central America and the Caribbean affected Central American countries over the weekend, resulting in flash floods and mudslides across western Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the coast of...

October 09, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Costa Rica

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Costa Rica at 23:22 UTC (17:22 local time) on August 17, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.9 km (9.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 44 km (27.3 miles). This earthquake can...

August 18, 2018

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First earthquake swarm under dormant Tenorio volcano, national park closed, Costa Rica

More than 40 earthquakes have been registered under dormant Tenorio volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica after a major earthquake in the Caribbean Sea on January 10, 2018. The event forced authorities to temporarily close the Tenorio Volcano National Park. This is the...

January 12, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Costa Rica

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit Costa Rica at 02:28 UTC on November 13, 2017 (20:28 local time, November 12). The agency is reporting a depth of 19.8 km (12.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.7 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

November 13, 2017

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Heavy flooding leaves more than 500 000 people without drinking water, Costa Rica

Heavy flooding across Costa Rica has displaced thousands and disrupted critical water and sanitation services, leaving more than 500 000 people without drinking water across the country, according to International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies....

October 13, 2017

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Strong phreatic eruption at Poas volcano, lahars generated

A strong phreatic eruption took place at Costa Rica's Poas volcano between 00:00 and 01:00 UTC on April 13, 2017 (18:00 and 19:00 local time on April 12), the National University’s Volcanology and Seismology Research Institute (OVSICORI) reported. The...

April 13, 2017

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Large group of tourists evacuated from Costa Rica's Poas volcano

Increased volcanic activity at Costa Rica's Poas volcano on Sunday, April 9, 2017, forced authorities to evacuate a large group of tourists. The last eruptive activity of this volcano was reported in July 2016. According to the park rangers, the evacuation took...

April 10, 2017

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Eruptive activity resumes at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano

The eruptive activity at Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano has resumed over the weekend with constant vapor, gas and ash explosions. UCR's National Seismological Network (RSN) volcanologist Mauricio M. Mora said that ash and vapor spewings of almost 500 m (1...

January 31, 2017

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Costa Rica floods continue: 1 585 houses heavily damaged or destroyed

Over 740 people were evacuated from their homes and 19 communities are left isolated, as another round of heavy rainfall continues to sweep Costa Rica.#Sarapiquí Cerrado el paso por el cruce de Río Frio hacia ruta 32. #traficocr @rutaalterna @iqradio pic.t

June 30, 2015

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Strong phreatic eruption of Poas volcano, Costa Rica

A strong phreatic eruption occurred at the crater lake of Poas volcano on October 14, 2014. The explosion ejected mud and water more than 200 m into the air. According to first news articles, nobody was hurt, but the visiting areas have been evacuated. Today's erupt

October 14, 2014

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Costa Rica's Rincón de la Vieja shows signs of increased activity

Costa Rica's Rincon de la Vieja volcano is showing signs of increased activity since September 17, 2014. Phreatic explosions have regularly occurred from the main crater which contains an acid lake. An aerial survey on Friday showed no fresh deposits, which suggests

September 22, 2014

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Costa Rica on September 5, 2013 at 12:29 UTC. USGS measured depth at 18 km (11.2 miles). Epicenter was located 44 km (27 miles) W of Sardinal and 61 km (38 miles) NW of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.

September 05, 2013

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Strong M 6.5 earthquake hit Costa Rica

Strong earthquake M6.6 M6.5 hit Costa Rica on October 24 at 00:45 UTC. According to USGS the epicenter was located 10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha, 12 km (7.5 miles) S from Cañas,  61 km (38 miles) SSE from Liberia and 141 km (88 miles) W from SAN JOSE, Costa

October 24, 2012

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4 Costa Rican volcanoes on close watch after M 7.6 earthquake

At least four of the seven active volcanoes in Costa Rica, Arenal (Alajuela), Rincon de la Vieja (Guanacaste), Turrialba (Cartago) and Poás (Alajuela), are in the crosshairs of scientists after 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on September 6,

September 08, 2012

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Shaking video of M 7.6 in Costa Rica on September 5, 2012

A major earthquake has struck Costa Rica – onshore with large magnitude, measuring M7.6 on September 5 at depth of 40 km. Here is a video showing  a shaking caused by this earthquake.The video above, from Ivan Arroyo, was shown at Earthquake-Report. It shows the

September 07, 2012

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River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm

Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as

July 13, 2011

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New activity at Turrialba volcano, Costa Rica

The Turrialba volcano has been more active in recent days, spewing out greater emission of gasses and with sound that appears similar to a jet engine. The gas column is more abundant and the noise is more noticeable. Specialists visited the volcano on Thursday and...

June 27, 2011

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Costa Rica's Punta Uvita disappears following Japan Earthquake

Scientists from School of Geology at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) monitor changes in ocean currents of the South Pacific to see if they could be affecting the erosion of one of Costa Rica's most important tourist attractions in the the Zona Sur (Southern Zone),

March 19, 2011