Report on Sámara earthquake is available free and online

Earthquake fans will have a treat poring over a 134-page report on the Sept. 5 earthquake off the coast of Sámara last Sept. 5.

The 7.6 quake was the second strongest ever recorded in the country. The Red Sismológica Nacional at the Universidad de Costa Rica compiled mountains of data, including a summary by location as to how the quake was felt. For example, in Puerto Viejo de Sarapaquí the quake was felt strongly and a metal bridge collapsed.

The report also offers a detailed description of what is taking place below the Pacific coast that causes quakes.

Also included is a list of many of the 3,833 aftershocks that the quake generated.

The .pdf file is free and can be found HERE!

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