Costa Rica Earthquake - Hojacha, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
A 7.6 earthquake was reported at 8:49 a.m. on Wednesday, September 5th, 10 km NE of the town of Hojancha
on the Nicoya Peninsula.
All airports are still on schedule and most all hotels still have power.
Use this link through Reuters for Costa Rica updates on the earthquake.
More than 2,000 aftershocks have been registered since a magnitude-7.6 earthquake hit the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste, on Sept. 5, causing damages in 20 cantons in 4 provinces (Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Alajuela and Heredia) and estimated losses of more than $44 million. Two moderate tremors occured Sunday, but no casualties or injuries were reported. The first quake of magnitude-4.7 was registered at 8:38 a.m. with an epicenter located within 13 kilometers west of Sámara Beach, at a depth of 19.4 kilometers according to the National Seismological Network (RSN) of the University of Costa Rica. At 3:35 p.m. a second earthquake, reported as magnitude-4.5, registered 65 kilometers southwest from Tamarindo Beach with a depth of 9.5 kilometers, according to RSN experts.