Tag Archives: Earthquake

Strong 7.9 quake hits Costa Rica in North America

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica: A strong 7.9 earthquake rocked a central American country, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, rattling buildings and cutting power in some areas of the capital of San Jose, U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake’s epicenter was in western Costa Rica about 140 km (87 miles) from San Jose, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, and it was felt ... Read More »

2 strong Earthquakes in Iran, 220 dead & 1500 hurt

Two strong earthquakes have struck northwest Iran, killing 220 people, injuring at least 1,500 and scaring thousands into fleeing their homes as aftershocks continued to hit the area. The US Geological Survey measured Saturday’s first quake at 6.4 magnitude and said it struck 60km northeast of the city of Tabriz at a depth of 9.9km. A second quake measuring 6.3 ... Read More »