Earthquake in CR

Old Sep 5th, 2012, 07:17 AM
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Earthquake in CR

I heard that a big earthquake is hitting CR right now. Does anyone have any info. on damages or the specific areas affected? Hoping everyone is okay.
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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http://abcnews.go.com/International/...-rica-17159520

Learn to use Google for current news. This new article is 6 minutes old.
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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The USGS said the 8:42 a.m. quake struck about 38 miles (60 kilometers) from the town of Liberia and 88 miles (141 kilometers) west of the capital, San Jose. It was centered about 25 miles (41 kilometers) below the surface,
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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It's headlining the news sites now: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/05/wo...html?hpt=hp_t1
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 08:30 AM
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We were just in Ostional/Nosara area over Labor Day--left yesterday.

I hope everyone is okay. Some of the newer buildings are built pretty solidly. A lot aren't, and if that 7.9 rating holds, it's hard to imagine there wasn't loss of life.
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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RAC - reclassified as a 7.6 so still very strong.

Good updates here:

http://insidecostarica.com/2012/09/0...es-costa-rica/
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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The epicenter was near the town of Hojancha in the center of the Nicoya peninsula, not far from Samara and Nosara. It took place at 8:42 this morning, and the magnitude has been revised downward to 7.6, still a very strong earthwuake. There is report of structural damage but there are no known casualties yet.
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 09:06 AM
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Good news--no apparent damage for our hotel over the weekend. They were very close to the epicenter, so hopefully that's a sign.
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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The first casualty has been reported: A man in Liberia died of a heart attack. Granted, that's "tangential" to the earthquake, rather than a direct injury, but still sad nonetheless.
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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 01:51 PM
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7.6 - holy cow!

The last big one in San Francisco was 6.9 with lots of damage, mortality, and fires. I hope for much better results in Costa Rica.
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Old Sep 6th, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Thanks for the updates, everyone. It's amazing that there wasn't a greater loss of life. Good news.
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Old Sep 6th, 2012, 08:23 AM
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Building codes save lives.
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Old Sep 6th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I heard that two people died.

It was on our National News.

Maybe Jeff can give us an update.!
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Old Sep 6th, 2012, 06:12 PM
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I'm in the U.S. this week so I missed it.

The death toll still stands at two. Any death is sad, of course, but that number is remarkable for an earthquake of this magnitude. RAC is right: You have to give Costa Rica credit for its stringent building codes. They have helped minimize casualties in these situations.
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Going there next week. One news report stated 20 were hurt. Thank God no more than that. We will be staying in San Jose.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Oh no, another quake today - is everything okay?
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Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 06:53 PM
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We felt it shake down in San Isidro de General, not much but a minor shake. Carry on!
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...doomed to relive history!
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Old Oct 24th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Was skyping with my daughter last night who was near San Jose. She said the house was shaking a bit.
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Old Oct 24th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Since the quake reported in this post was on September 5, maybe this and bulldog2's reports of feeling it were really just after, after shocks!
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