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Costa Rica : Earthquake : 2009/01/08

GLIDE:  EQ-2009-000009-CRI

Duration 2009/01/08
Country or District Costa Rica
Name Earthquake
Outline On January 8, 2009, a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Costa Rica on Thursday, killing 3, stranding hundreds of tourists and damaging buildings in the capital
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles 2009/01/09
The official count of confirmed deaths grew to 15 Friday afternoon, one day after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake shook north central Costa Rica, a government emergency official said.

Reuters AlerNet 2008/01/08
Strong quake rocks Costa Rica, 3 dead

Geographycal Data Information

OCHA ReliefWeb 2009/01/09
Costa Rica: Earthquake (as of 09 January 2009)


International Charter 2009/01/09
Earthquake and landslide in Costa Rica

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude 6.1 Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 19:21:34 UTC Location:10.197°N、84.159°W Depth: 4.5 km (2.8 miles) set by location program