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#445921 - 09/05/12 04:01 PM Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica
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A strong 7.9 earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, rattling buildings and cutting power in some areas of the capital of San Jose, a Reuters correspondent and the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit close to Samara, a coastal area on the Pacific some 151 kms (94 miles) from the capital city. The USGS said the quake struck offshore, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the town of Liberia.

A tsunami watch was in effect for much of the Caribbean, including along the coastlines of Brazil, Mexico, most countries in Central America and many islands.

"Earthquakes of this size have the potential to generate a widespread destructive tsunami that can affect coastlines across the Caribbean region," the U.S. government said.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

ORIGIN TIME - 1442Z 05 SEP 2012
COORDINATES - 9.9 NORTH 85.5 WEST
LOCATION - OFF COAST OF COSTA RICA
MAGNITUDE - 7.9


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#445923 - 09/05/12 04:17 PM Re: Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
this just in from NOAA

Tsunami warning for the Caribbean cancelled, as it was meant for the Pacific. NOAA said a tsunami warning is in effect along the Central and Southern Pacific coast.

THE TSUNAMI WATCH FOR THE CARIBBEAN IS CANCELLED BECAUSE IT WAS MEANT FOR THE PACIFIC AND WAS INADVERTANTLY SENT TO THE CARIBBEAN BY MISTAKE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED.

NOAA's National Weather Service

one did go out for the Pacific....

http://insidecostarica.com/2012/09/05/breaking-estimated-7-9-earthquake-strikes-costa-rica/

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#445925 - 09/05/12 04:40 PM Re: Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
revised to 7.6 in magnitude

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#445928 - 09/05/12 06:49 PM Re: Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
Originally Posted By: Marty
this just in from NOAA

Tsunami warning for the Caribbean cancelled, as it was meant for the Pacific. NOAA said a tsunami warning is in effect along the Central and Southern Pacific coast.

THE TSUNAMI WATCH FOR THE CARIBBEAN IS CANCELLED BECAUSE IT WAS MEANT FOR THE PACIFIC AND WAS INADVERTANTLY SENT TO THE CARIBBEAN BY MISTAKE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED.

NOAA's National Weather Service

one did go out for the Pacific....

http://insidecostarica.com/2012/09/05/breaking-estimated-7-9-earthquake-strikes-costa-rica/


OMG - ".. apologize for any inconvenience.....'??
not sure whether to laugh or cry.

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#445931 - 09/05/12 09:26 PM Re: Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica [Re: Diane Campbell]
BeBelize Offline
Originally Posted By: Diane Campbell
[quote=Marty]
OMG - ".. apologize for any inconvenience.....'??
not sure whether to laugh or cry.


I know...this made me laugh. Rather a large "oopsie"! grin
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#445936 - 09/05/12 10:54 PM Re: Magnitude 7.9 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica [Re: BeBelize]
SP Daily Offline
But they did apologize....

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