Puriscal, a community just outside San Jose in the mountains to the west, was the epicenter of a 5.9 earthquake today. The quake was sizable and shook up and down rather than a rolling side to side motion.
Today’s earthquake was felt throughout the entire country with news stations repeatedly showing video after video of footage of the quake.
Supermarkets had products strewn about and tossed many items to the floor making the aisles of many supermarkets, a mess of broken goods.
The Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismolóigo de Costa Rica (Oviscori) reports that the epicentre was precisely 6km north of Puriscal.
The location reported by the Ovsicori is latitude: 9.8956 longitude: -84.3329 with a depth of 65 kilometres.
Puriscal is located west of San José, south of Orotina.
Reports from the area of the epicentre tell of people being nervous and concerned with flashbacks of the devastation of the Cinchona earthquake in January 2009.