A massive, 7.6 magnitude Costa Rica earthquake was reported on Wednesday, about 38 miles from the town of Liberia. The epicenter also lies nearly 90 miles west of the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. Experts said that it was around 25 miles below the surface of the earth, and amazingly, there was no damage or injuries reported so far.
The earthquake had caused forecasters to issue a Tsunami warning for several areas including Costa Rica. Other areas that were warned included Ecuador, Guatamala, Peru, Chile, Columbia, Mexico and Honduras as well as Panama, Nicaragua and El Salvador. In the town of Nosara on the coast, there was no Tsunami, but trees were shaking, as well as light poles. Some schools were evacuating due to the warnings.
The people in this area were very lucky. A 7.6 magnitude quake is a potential major disaster, and if the quake had caused tsunamis like experts though that it would, these areas would have been hit by some massive walls of water, with potentially tens of thousands of lives lost. The areas that could have been affected by the Costa Rica earthquake got off easy.