7.9 magnitude earthquake in northwest Costa Rica
Costa Rica, September 5, 2012
An earthquake of 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale struck northwestern Costa Rica and authorities launched a tsunami warning for the entire Pacific coast.
The epicenter was 151 kilometers from the capital San Jose and the nearest town is Samara, capital of the district of the same name.
The authorities of the Tsunami Warning Center for the Pacific keeps alert for several minutes to Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru.
Meanwhile, the Navy of Chile also warned of a possible tsunami on the coasts of the neighboring country.