Costa Rica

7.6 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica

The coast of Costa Rica was struck on 5 September 2012 at 08:42 a.m. local time by a major earthquake with the epicenter located in the Nicoya Península. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated a magnitude of 7.6. on the Richter scale. The epicenter is located very close to the surface, approximately in a depth of 10 kilometres.

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 12:29

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Thu, 09/06/2012

Earthquake in Costa Rica

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Map by CNE showing areas affected by earthquakeThe coast of Costa Rica was struck on 5 September 2012 at 08:42 a.m. local time by a major earthquake with the epicenter located in the Nicoya Península. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated a magnitude of 7.6. on the Richter scale.

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Earthquake

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Costa Rica

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05/09/2012
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10

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85

Flood in Costa Rica

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 Heavy rains in the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica have triggered floods and mudslides. 157 people in shelters.

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Flood

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FL-2010-000102-CRI

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Pacific Coast

Occurance Date: 

27/05/2010

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10

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-84

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Flood in Costa Rica

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Due to a cold front in the Caribbean coast, heavy rains, floods and violent winds have affected thousands of people since early February 2009.

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Ressources from OCHA/Reliefweb, click here

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Flood in Costa Rica

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2009-000039-CRI

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Costa Rica

Occurance Date: 

10/02/2009

Earthquake in Costa Rica

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Death toll 14: AFP

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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook north-central Costa Rica on 8 January and many rural towns have been under serious landslide threat. At least 220 people were injured during the earthquake and 34 people died. Electrical infrastructure and roads were also seriously damaged.

Source : International Charter for "Space and Major Disaster"

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Earthquake in Costa Rica

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EQ-2009-000009-CRI

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Costa Rica

Occurance Date: 

08/01/2009
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