Notable earthquakes in the history of Costa Rica include the following:
|2017 Costa Rica earthquake||2017-11-13|
|16 km south east of Jaco||6.5||VIII||19.8 km||All casualties caused by heart attacks.||3|
|2012 Costa Rica earthquake (aftershock)||2012-10-24|
13 km east-northeast of Hojancha
|6.6||VII||20.1 km||Most violent aftershock of the 2012 Costa Rica earthquake.|
|2012 Costa Rica earthquake||2012-09-05|
11 km east of Nicoya
|2009 Costa Rica earthquake||2009-01-08|
30 km north of San José
|2004 Costa Rica earthquake||2004-11-20|
|1999 Costa Rica earthquake||1999-08-20|
|1996 Costa Rica earthquake||5.8|
|1991 Limon earthquake||1991-04-22|
|7.6||IX||10 km||According to the USGS: "Forty-seven people killed, 109 injured, 7,439 homeless and severe damage (IX) in the Limon-Pandora area. Intensity X was observed in some zones of liquefaction within the epicentral area. 27 people killed, 454 injured, 2,400 homeless and 866 buildings destroyed (VII-VIII) in the Guabito-Almirante-Bocas del Toro area, Panama."||125|
|1990 Costa Rica earthquake (aftershock)||5.9|
|1990 Costa Rica earthquake||1990-03-25|
Entrance to the Gulf of Nicoya
|7.0||VIII||22 km||According to USGS: Heavy damage (MM VIII) in the area of Puntarenas, some 60 buildings damaged (MM VII) in the San José area.||1|
|1983 Costa Rica earthquake||1983-04-02||Golfito||7.2||VIII||26 km||Subduction of the Cocos Plate under the Caribbean Plate. Over 51 aftershocks reported with ML > 3,6.||1|
|1974 Costa Rica earthquake||5.8|
|1966 Costa Rica earthquake||5.7|
|1910 Costa Rica earthquake||Cartago||6.4||700|
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