November 3, 2012

Costa Rica on Alert for Seismic Activity


Costa Ricans are on alert, which was declared by the National Committee of Emergency due to the seismic activity in the central region.
http://silentobserver68.blogspot.com/2012/11/costa-rica-on-alert-for-seismic-activity.html
The western province of Guanacaste and the Great Metropolitan Area are the most active regions and authorities are asking residents a continued vigilance.


Although other movements must occur to catalog the situation, it is peculiar the succession of recent tremors in very short periods of time, said seismological network specialist of the University of Costa Rica, Lepold Linkimer.

At this time, experts analyze the phenomenon to determine if is related to Aguas Calientes tectonic fault, which caused one of the country’s most destructive earthquakes in the past century, said prensalibre.cr.

During the last hours, the fault that goes through Escazu municipality has originated seven earthquakes between 2.2 and 3.1 degrees on the Richter scale, said the organization.

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