Earthquake Strikes Guanacaste One Year to the Day After 7.4 in 2012

guanacaste earthquake

Today at approximately 6:29am and EXACTLY one year to the day, Guanacaste was rocked yet again by a sizable earthquake of a magnitude 6.0 as recorded by the United States Geological Service (USGS).

The depth of the shaker was believed to be at approximately 41.7km with an epicenter 44km west of Sardinal, Guanacaste.

Witnesses are describing the event as three strong jolts over the period of approximately a minute.

Last year a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck the Nicoya Peninsula, also in the province of Guanacaste, on September 5th, 2012 at 8:42 a.m. local time.

Guanacaste is a popular tourist destination for the area boasts some of the finest beaches in the country and thousands of tourists each year flock to the area to enjoy them.

The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (OVSICORI) has apparently not reported on the event as of this writing however they did report a separate event southwest of Manzanillo de Santa Cruz, Guanacaste that measured 3.8 on the Richter Scale. This one was recorded at a depth of 5km.

At the time of this writing there are no reports of damage or injuries however we will continue to follow the story and report here if anything changes in this regard.

Related posts