Very strong (dangerous) earthquake at an intermediate depth near San Jose, Costa Rica

Recap of the May 13 Costa Rica earthquake : At 4:47 PM a very strong earthquake with a hypocenter (focal point) at intermediate depth and an epicenter only 25 km from the capital San Jose, has scared all the Costa Ricans and also parts of Panama and Nicaragua.  Especially the depth of the explosion makes that this earthquake will not be remembered a long time.  The only damage we could find were cracks in roads and a number of landslides, all without any harm.  The nation was upset that Mobile Phones (operator ICE) did not work after the shaking. People want to call their family to ask whether everything was OK but were unable to speak to their loved ones. An urgent examination will be needed to see what went wrong. Additionally power was lost in some parts of the country and near the epicenter.


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