Earthquakes in Costa RicaIn Costa Rica there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Due to the special tectonic situation of the country, there are more earthquakes than average.
Since 1950 more than 190 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes. 4 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.
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Earthquakes in Costa Rica since 1950The strongest earthquake in Costa Rica happened on 10/05/1950 in the region Costa Rica-Nicaragua with a magnitude of 7.7 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with further victims and destructions.
|12/01/2016||Paraiso, Turrialba||38 km||5.3||0|
|01/08/2009||La Paz||35 km||6.1||23|
|05/26/2008||Panama-Costa Rica||33 km||5.6||0|
|11/20/2004||San Jose, Parrita, Quepos||22 km||6.4||8|
|07/10/1993||Turrialba, Cartago||58 km||5.8||2|
|04/22/1991||Limon, Pandora||51 km||7.6||87|
|12/22/1990||Alajuela, Santiago De Puriscal||54 km||5.7||2|
|06/08/1990||Santiago De Puriscal||50 km||4.6||0|
|03/25/1990||Puntarenas, San Jose||55 km||7.0||0|
|07/03/1983||San Jose||23 km||6.2||2|
|04/03/1983||Se, Panama||1 km||7.3||6|
|04/14/1973||Tilaran, Arenal, Rio Chiquito||6.5||26|
|10/05/1950||Costa Rica-Nicaragua||31 km||7.7||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.