A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the west coast of Costa Rica on September 5, 2012 at 14:42:10 UTC.
Visit the USGS event page on this earthquake.
For an estimate of the earthquake’s impact, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.
For information about tsunami watches, warning or advisories, visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tsunami website.
Read additional earthquake information for Costa Rica.
If you felt this earthquake, report your experience on the “USGS Did You Feel It?” website for this event.
Learn more about the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.