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(Update 2) Extremely powerful 6.6 Nicaragua quake rattles Costa Rica

The powerful 6.6 quake struck near Granada in neighboring Nicaragua. (USGS)

The powerful 6.6 quake struck near Granada in neighboring Nicaragua. (USGS)

April 11th, 2014 ( What is initially being reported by the USGS as a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck between Rivas and Granada, Nicaragua at 2:29 p.m. Central America time on Friday also produced violent shaking in many parts of Costa Rica.


The quake comes less than 24 hours after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck just north of Nicaragua’s Lake Managua on Thursday evening, which damaged more than 1,000 homes and left at least 33 injured.


Inside Costa Rica is receiving reports of extremely strong shaking throughout northern Costa Rica, including the province of Guanacaste, as well as most of the rest of the country.


UPDATE 1: Costa Rica’s OVSICORI is putting the epicenter 32 kilometers northwest of Rivas, Nicaragua.


UPDATE 2: Minor damage reported at Costa Rica’s Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (National Engineering University)


Editor’s Note: Did you feel it? Let us know in the comments below, along with your location.

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  • Jim Freeman

    Yes i felt it at 2:30. I was on my computer and the wall was shaking. It didn’t last very long. I am in LaAuroa Heredia.

  • Bruce Ertmann

    Felt it at my home in Playa Hermosa (Garabito) at 2:31pm. No damage, just gentle shaking and rocking for a few seconds.

  • disgusted

    slight shaking at 2:30 in La Uruca.. My friend downtown was walking said felt nothing.

  • J. Ross Gould

    Felt it in Uvita…not much but enough to make me go look at the pool to see if the water was “wobbling” which it was.

  • stfree

    Barely felt in San Rafael de Heredia. Five seconds at most, no damage.

  • Marlene Rich

    Yes we felt it in Playa Bejuco just south of Jaco. Siting on our brick patio, the chairs we were in felt like they were rolling but they don’t have wheels.

  • Mike Poynton

    Playa Hermosa, Gte., Carrillo, got rocked pretty long and pretty hard. Not fun.

  • Derryl Hermanutz

    Here in Jaco it felt like about a 5.0. First it shook N-S, then E-W. Wierd. The water in the pool was flopping around pretty good, but the quake wasn’t hard or long enough to scare us out of the house.

  • orland c. pritchard

    We didn,t feel a thing here on Isla Damas

  • Mike Walley

    I was lying on my sun bed…….thought I had fallen asleep and someone was shaking my sun bed to say that my cocktail had arrived!!!!

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