EARTH community safe following powerful earthquake in Costa Rica

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: September 5th, 2012

This morning a 7.6 magnitude earthquake centered in the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast was felt throughout the country and in neighboring Nicaragua and Panama. Emergency service agencies in Costa Rica are still assessing the scope of the damage, injuries and fatalities. We are deeply sorry to hear reports of two earthquake related fatalities, and keep those affected by the quake in our thoughts.


On the EARTH campus in Guácimo the earthquake shook personnel and students; however, no damage was caused to campus facilities or infrastructure, nor were any injuries reported. EARTH-La Flor in Guanacaste, just a few miles from the epicenter, experienced minor damage to some of the older structures. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.


We thank our friends around the world for the concern they have expressed.

One Comment

  1. Wilson Molina says:

    Mi solidaridad  con ustedes hermanos Costaricenses, de igual manera me alegro que en su institución no  se reporten novedades luego del terremoto, pues tenía preocupación porque en su universidad estudia una ex alumna de nuestra institución, Fernanda Vinueza, para ella y para ustedes un saludo y un abrazo

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