Costa Rica News – Seismologists are monitoring a fault that is located in Montes de Oca.
The study has been ongoing for eight years, since a tremor with an epicenter in Sabanilla happened in 2010. It could generate a tremor like the one in Cinchona.
Being this close to the capital, there is a great need to know what to expect of the fault and what to do if there is an earthquake in an area with so many people and buildings. This is the area with the largest population in the country.
It’s been determined that if this fault breaks it could generate an earthquake of 6.4 degrees. The tremor of 2010 was not so strong but felt strong being that it was so close to San Jose and that the fault is superficial. In that case, some light objects fell.
The municipality most likely to be affected is Curridabat. There, they have a general emergency plan but are now making one specific to possible tremors and earthquakes. They will have families and businesses practice drills.