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Wow, this earthquake seemed strong

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PombinhaCoco7
7/7/2019 20:26 EST

There was a loud noise, our condo shook and the floor moved like if there was a wave underground.
People here got really scared.

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Casbah209
7/7/2019 20:43 EST

I hope everyone is okay! Is there any damage that you know of, Pombinha?

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PombinhaCoco7
7/7/2019 21:29 EST

I dont know about any damage but i was surprised to find out that this is the second earthquake Today.
I was reading about another one shortly after 1 PM 14 Kms north of Playas del Coco, 4.1.
This last one was felt very strong but apparently it was just 5.0.
Maybe it's because they were close.
What scared me the most was my kitchen floor moving in a wave.
when we Googled it they show the lat one as of July 8th. I wonder if these news and map come from Europe because here it's still 7.30 PM now.

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Casbah209
7/7/2019 23:12 EST

I've seen paved roads roll in waves during earthquakes but never an interior floor! Yikes! What kind of flooring do you have?

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Kohl
7/7/2019 23:30 EST

Just read that it is was about 25 kl from La Cruz.
Keep safe.

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PombinhaCoco7
7/8/2019 04:59 EST

Casbah209
We were in the kitchen where we have tiles.
My husband and I are amazed how the floor still looks normal.
I've been through earthquakes as a child and a teenager in Portugal and once I thought our house there was going to fall on us because the shaking wouldn't stop.
Here in Costa Rica this one was the scariest for us.
I thought the epicenter was under my kitchen floor.
We still can't believe what we saw.
I'm grateful to God that we are OK and that our condo is also OK.
Something curious: during the earthquake one of my TVs turned on by itself.

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PombinhaCoco7
7/8/2019 05:01 EST

Kohl,
They say it was 5.2 but Yesterday the date they were mentioning on Google was July 8th. Unless that information comes from Europe because it was past 6 PM July 7th.

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Lisapuravida
7/8/2019 08:32 EST

This is the CR seismic site for local info.
http://www.ovsicori.una.ac.cr/index.php/sismos-sentidos

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lindyluvsCR
7/8/2019 09:37 EST

Pombinha - That's really weird, because Lewie was walking outside, and said it just shook a very few seconds. I called him right after reading your post. He said the others ran out of their condos, but it was a first for all of them. Like you said, maybe epicenter was in your kitchen! Wow! Glad you and your kitchen are okay.

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Casbah209
7/8/2019 09:49 EST

Thank goodness you and your family are alright! And indeed frightening!
The flooring inside the home amazes me. For it to maintain structural integrity--wow. I imagine they've got some significant building codes for constructing in seismically active areas. Again, thank goodness you're alright!

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PombinhaCoco7
7/8/2019 13:04 EST

lindyluvsCR
Maybe those who were outside didn't feel it the way we did inside.
During the night I was wondering if there was a hole under my kitchen floor because of what we witnessed Yesterday.
I grew up used to earthquakes once in a while.
My neighbor says that his bathroom light fell to the floor.
I have felt my sofa and my bed moving before but this time the walls shook violently twice.

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PombinhaCoco7
7/8/2019 13:15 EST

Lisapuravida
Thank you for this link.

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lindyluvsCR
7/8/2019 14:56 EST

My ex neighbor just told me she was sitting in car in Super Rosvil parking lot here in Grecia last night about 6:30 and her car was going back and forth a bit and her cross hanging from visor was swinging.

I was coming home from church in a car at the time, and driving through chug holes which is worse than a terremoto!

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peter2017
7/8/2019 16:36 EST

When it first started I thought it was our dryer going out of control. Then it got stronger, my bed shook, closet doors banged, one opened. We are in Las Palmas here in Coco.

First earthquake experience for us. The bang from northwest was quite loud.

There was absolutely no damage.

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