After tsunami scare, Costa Rica rattled by strong 6.3 Panama temblor

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April 2nd, 2014 ( After having been under a tsunami watch yesterday evening after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake in Chile, Costa Rica residents were rocked by a strong 6.3-magnitude temblor this morning that struck 100km south of David, Panama, near Costa Rica’s southern border, shortly after 10am this morning.


Moderate to strong shaking was reported throughout southern Costa Rica, as well as the greater metro area of San Jose and southern parts of the Puntarenas province.


There were no reports of significant injury or damage.



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  • disgusted

    I felt a little shaking at 10:19am very slight.. Near Best western Hotel/ Denny’s here in la Uruca.. I called my friend she said she felt nothing was downtown.

  • El Torito

    It wiggled and rumbled then stopped for a second before continuing rolling and shaking for perhaps a minute or more. We were having coffee at a sidewalk café in San Vito when we felt it and noticed the windows rattling. Those walking on the street didn’t seem to notice or care. We didn’t bother to get out of our seats, nor did anyone in the restaurant decide to vacate. Siempre algo.

  • SRSwain

    I live in Northwest CR, in Guanacaste province. Where we are we got none of this that I noticed. Nada.