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6.6 EQ in Costa Rica

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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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From USGS

Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 6.6

Date-Time
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 00:45:36 UTC
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 06:45:36 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 10.118°N, 85.348°W
Depth 39.5 km (24.5 miles)

Region COSTA RICA

Distances

10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica
11 km (6 miles) ESE of Nicoya, Costa Rica
30 km (18 miles) ESE of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
44 km (27 miles) SW of Canas, Costa Rica

Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 14.2 km (8.8 miles); depth +/- 8.5 km (5.3 miles)

Parameters
NST=565, Nph=573, Dmin=47.9 km, Rmss=1.27 sec, Gp=122°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=7
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usb000dc6x

I hope and pray everyone is ok.

Two TV channels are broadcasting preprogrammed stuff. Others are offline.
Broadcasting live beginning now here
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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 0046Z 24 OCT 2012
COORDINATES - 10.1 NORTH 85.4 WEST
DEPTH - 19 KM
LOCATION - COSTA RICA
MAGNITUDE - 6.6

EVALUATION

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON
HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL
TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN
A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
IN THE REGION OF THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS
POSSIBILITY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica - Long, rolling earthquake. It seemed to last a long time. Mal Pais - Very loud noise like thunder then shaking for about 20 seconds. Ran outside and ground was rippling. St. Teresa, Costa Rica - Woah!
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Probably be a little bit before we know more.. praying everyone is ok and nothing bigger is on the horizon!

earthquake-report.com...



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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My best wishes go to them....very much so. Costa Rica is a beautiful nation and a warm and friendly people. This isn't the first for them but the location had to hurt. I hope the impact is minimal.





posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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You beat me to it by a couple of seconds, Wrabbit. The intensity map doesn't look strong, butthere are strong aftershocks that are shallower, so it bears watching.
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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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PAGER - M 6.5 - COSTA RICA



Yellow alert level for economic losses. Some damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of Costa Rica. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response. Green alert level for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.


USGS
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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It's like the earth is playing ping pong. Do any of you believe that the Moon has any effect on seismic activity? I have been following patterns that suggest it does. It does seem that there is an increase in seismic activity that occurs when the Moon is transitioning into the Full moon stage. Not sure if it is a coincidence. That particular quake that occurred in Costa Rica it appears the Moon was due west and that there was an alignment of Jupiter, Mercury, Mars, Uranus, Saturn, Venus and the Sun below the horizon. Very strong energy in my opinion.



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