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Arrived in Jaco, CR just in time to be greeted by a 6.9 earthquake.

 

Right next to the epicenter.

 

 

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A 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 8:28 pm, with an epicenter approximately 15 km southwest of the Central Pacific beach town of Esterillos, according to the National University’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVISCORI).

 

Tico Times readers reported feeling the quake very strongly in the Central Valley, where buildings swayed and some residents headed out into the streets, and as far away as Puerto Viejo de Limón on the opposite coast. Readers in Guanacaste who sent comments immediately following the quake said they felt little to no effects.

A reader in the Jacó area, near the epicenter of the major quake and two aftershocks, said that people there had reported artwork and other objects falling from the walls and breaking. A reader from Playa Hermosa, even closer to the epicenter, reported that while the experience was certainly terrifying, electricity was still on and no damage was visible from her vantage point.

The Costa Rican Red Cross indicated on its Facebook page at approximately 9:15 pm that it had not received reports of any serious injuries or damage by that time, but that it was monitoring the situation.

The daily La Nación reported that firefighters were reviewing the Mall San Pedro in San José, apparently for signs of any quake-related damage, but the specific reasons for their presence are not clear at this time.

 

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That's crazy. Describe the experience.

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That's crazy. Describe the experience.

 

My buddy, (who actually lives there), slept right through it.



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He was asleep at 8:30PM?  Jeez.  I was eating dinner...



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That's crazy. Describe the experience.

 

Pretty intense.  That was the first time I've ever been in an earthquake.  It felt a little bit like you were standing on top of a mechanical bull.  Started for about 5 seconds then stopped and started again for about another 20 seconds.  I was seated at a table at a restaurant in town called the Green Room when it started.  I just kind of froze and rode it out.  People were panicking and most ran outside though.  Two people died in town - both from heart attacks.

 

One of my friends lives in a 9th floor condo here had her bookcase fall over and plates, glasses, etc fall out of the cupboard and shatter on the floor.

 

When I got back to my place, a couple of vases and my toothbrush fell over.  My neighbors were all outside I guess and they said they could see the mountain moving.  Pretty incredible.  Wish I would have been at my place instead.

 

There was apparently a decent sized aftershock at 2AM, but that one I slept through.

 

They are supposedly forecasting another decent sized quake in the next 11 days here.



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It’s the hardest I’ve felt in a long time. I thought the epicenter had to be close to my house because it was pretty violent but that’s because it was only 10 kms deep
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It’s the hardest I’ve felt in a long time. I thought the epicenter had to be close to my house because it was pretty violent but that’s because it was only 10 kms deep

 

Yeah.  My neighbor said it was the strongest they've had in about five years or so.



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How’d the Kia hold up?

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Get out 

 

Undesirable 3rd world country


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How’d the Kia hold up?

 

Kia held up great.  Would recommend as an excellent earthquake car.

 

I was quite a bit more concerned with my dog being at home alone throughout the thing though.



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Get out 

 

Undesirable 3rd world country

 

Just copying San Fran.  CR will be the next Silicon Valley if history repeats itself.



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Kia held up great.  Would recommend as an excellent earthquake car.

 

I was quite a bit more concerned with my dog being at home alone throughout the thing though.

Yes!!!!!!!!!!

 

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ALONE??

 

That had to be worrisome, damn!!!


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I would have been FRANTIC


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4.7 earthquake hit in the bay today.

My office is on the 4th floor of a glass building that was built on landfill. Was a little jarring.
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You should be more worried about the volcano, Monkey.  


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Good to hear all TGF posters in CR are safe and sound.  Will remember to ask the dealer about earthquake resistance next time I purchase a vehicle. 


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Lets not kid ourselves BFF George at 350 bills doesn't even feel these things

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Lets not kid ourselves BFF George at 350 bills doesn't even feel these things


Geez! Is George really tall?

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Pretty intense.  That was the first time I've ever been in an earthquake.  It felt a little bit like you were standing on top of a mechanical bull.  Started for about 5 seconds then stopped and started again for about another 20 seconds.  I was seated at a table at a restaurant in town called the Green Room when it started.  I just kind of froze and rode it out.  People were panicking and most ran outside though.  Two people died in town - both from heart attacks.
 
One of my friends lives in a 9th floor condo here had her bookcase fall over and plates, glasses, etc fall out of the cupboard and shatter on the floor.
 
When I got back to my place, a couple of vases and my toothbrush fell over.  My neighbors were all outside I guess and they said they could see the mountain moving.  Pretty incredible.  Wish I would have been at my place instead.
 
There was apparently a decent sized aftershock at 2AM, but that one I slept through.
 
They are supposedly forecasting another decent sized quake in the next 11 days here.


Describe the experience.

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Looks like an earthquake zone is not the best idea for bitcoin mining either. 


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Electricity too expensive and goes out too much for mining in CR.






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