April 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) 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.