Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits off Costa Rica's Coast — US Geological Survey

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits off Costa Rica's Coast — US Geological Survey

A huge 6.5 magnitude quake has struck off the coast of Costa Rica, according to the US Geological Survey.

13 de noviembre de 2017, 11:04Sam Jose, Nov 13 (Prensa Latina) The National Emergency Commission (CNE) of Costa Rica reported today that it lacks official reports of direct deaths due to the strong 6.4-magnitude quake -revised and corrected-, although it admits that coinciding with the natural event three people died.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis said authorities were gathering information.

Otto Vargas, a university professor in San Jose, said: "We're very scared".

Carbon Emissions Set to Rise in 2017
In the United States and European Union , on the other hand, emissions came down by 0.4 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively. The organization was founded in 2001 to quantify global carbon emissions and headquartered in Canberra, Australia.

According to the National weather service, the United States threat of tsunamis in the Pacific ocean there.

According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the quake's magnitude was 5.7, but it said that the quake was not strong enough to cause damage on the land.

"The epicenter of the natural disaster was located 69 km South-West of San Jose at a depth of about 20 kilometers", - said in the message.

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