November 2nd, 2012 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s National Emergency Commission (CNE, in Spanish), is maintaining a “green” alert due to the recent earthquakes in the Chorotega region and the Greater Metropolitan Area.
The green alert means that citizens should be vigilant and pay attention to information provided by authorities. It also means CNE will maintain its activated status, while its technical and scientific divisions will be in a constant state of monitoring.
A report issued by the National Seismology Network, states that 7 earthquakes, between 2.2 and 3.1 degrees of magnitude, have originated from the fault in Escazu, which goes from San Antonio of Escazu to the vicinity of San Antonio, Belen.
In addition, according to the Costa Rican Seismology and Volcanology Observatory (OVSICORI), there have been approximately 2,000 aftershocks in the province of Guanacaste since the 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the country on September 5th, 2012.
Authorities recommend citizens get to know their environment and be aware of possible dangers, such as unstable slopes, as well as to make sure homes meet the requirements of the Seismic Code.