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INSIDECOSTARICA.COM | COSTA RICA NEWS |    Friday 13 May 2011

LAST MINUTE NEWS: 4:58PM
6.0 Earthquake Rocks Costa Rica!

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Costa Rica  at 4:57pm Friday.

The quake was felt throughout the country with an epicentre in the area of the Tilaran, west of the Arenal Volcano, with a depth of 70 kilometres, lasting almost 20 seconds, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Centre:
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver.

The exact location is: 10.105░N, 84.261░W

Reports indicate power failures in many areas, particularly in the province of Alajuela. No reports of injuries or damage to property was reports.

The cellular network is failing in many areas. Many are using Twitter and Facebook to send messages and obtain reports of the earthquake.

 Traffic congestion in San JosÚ is heavier than normal for a Friday afternoon.

 

 
 
 
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