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2017-12-31 Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 visitors Guanacaste, Costa Rica
C. 2017-11-13 Costa Rica hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake Jacó, Costa Rica
D. 2016-11-25 Tropical storm Otto kills nine in Costa Rica Bagaces, Costa Rica
E. 2016-11-22 Hurricane Otto threatens Costa Rica and Nicaragua Costa Rica
F. 2016-05-20 Volcano ash covers Costa Rica towns Turrialba, Costa Rica
6. 2016-01-23 At least 13 dead after tourist boat capsizes off coast of Nicaragua Corn Islands, Nicaragua
7. 2015-05-03 Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert Puntarenas, Costa Rica
8. 2015-01-08 4 dead in tourist catamaran wreck off Costa Rica Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

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Costa Rica hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake Map of Jac%F3 Costa Rica
  Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 visitors Map of Guanacaste Costa Rica


year 2017 Top ^

Dec.31  
  A small plane carrying ten foreign passengers and two local crew members crashed and burst into flames in a wooded area, killing everyone on board
Nov.13  
  The quake was centered 16 km west of Jacó, Costa Rica, at a depth of 10 km

Oct.5  
  A state of emergency has been declared in the Central American nations, where more than 20 people are missing


year 2016 Top ^

Nov.25   Tropical storm Otto kills nine in Costa Rica
Map of Bagaces Costa Rica  At least nine people have been killed by tropical storm Otto, officials say, as areas recorded over a month's worth of rain in a few hours Nov.22     Hurricane Otto threatens Costa Rica and Nicaragua  A storm in the Caribbean has been upgraded to a hurricane and is threatening Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua, forecasters say May.20   Volcano ash covers Costa Rica towns Map of Turrialba Costa Rica  Turrialba volcano has erupted in central Costa Rica, belching smoke and ash up to 3,000m (9,840ft) into the air Jan.23   At least 13 dead after tourist boat capsizes off coast of Nicaragua Map of Corn Islands Nicaragua  A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast. The dead were all Costa Ricans

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May.3 Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert
Map of Puntarenas Costa Rica  A shipwreck off the coast of the tourist town of Puntarenas sparked an emergency alert when it went down in heavy seas full of toxic chemicals Jan.8   4 dead in tourist catamaran wreck off Costa Rica   A catamaran carrying dozens of foreign tourists on a pleasure cruise sank completely about 9 miles off the country's central Pacific Coast

year 2014 Top ^

Oct.30   Eruption at Turrialba volcano rains ash on 4 provinces   A volcanic eruption has rained ash over parts of central Costa Rica and prompted authorities to evacuate some communities

year 2012 Top ^

Sep.5   Powerful earthquake rocks Costa Rican capital
Map of San Jose Costa Rica
  A tsunami alert has been issued on the Pacific coast of most of Central and South America. The quake was centered about 80km south of the town of Liberia
Jul.29   Floods force evacuations in Costa Rica   Heavy rains in central and eastern Costa Rica have triggered floods that may be responsible for at least one death

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.8   5.9 earthquake shakes Costa Rica  An earthquake struck Friday night 41 km north-northwest of San Jose at a depth of 98 km

year 2009 Top ^

Jan.11   34 dead, dozens missing from quake
  Another 64 people were listed as missing after the 6.1 earthquake. Rescuers reached 200 tourists who had been stranded in a hotel
Jan.8   Strong quake kills 15 Map of Fraijanes Costa Rica  6.1-magnitude earthquake shook north central Costa Rica

year 2006 Top ^

Jan.16   Flooding forces hundreds from homes  Flooding from heavy rains has forced 350 people from their homes and left at least one missing along Caribbean

year 2005 Top ^

Jul.12   Hospital fire kills 17  16 patients and a nurse have died in a blaze in a hospital in San Jose's Calderon Guardia hospital

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.25   Man rescued after 4 months at sea  62-year-old Richard Van Pham says his crippled sailboat was adrift at sea for almost four months



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Hospital fire kills 17  16 patients and a nurse have died in a blaze in a hospital in San Jose's Calderon Guardia hospital Floods force evacuations in Costa Rica   Heavy rains in central and eastern Costa Rica have triggered floods that may be responsible for at least one death Flooding forces hundreds from homes  Flooding from heavy rains has forced 350 people from their homes and left at least one missing along Caribbean   Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 visitors Map of Guanacaste Costa Rica




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Dec.31
  A small plane carrying ten foreign passengers and two local crew members crashed and burst into flames in a wooded area, killing everyone on board




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2017 Nov.13 Costa Rica hit by magnitude 6.5 earthquake
Map of Jac%F3 Costa Rica
  The quake was centered 16 km west of Jacó, Costa Rica, at a depth of 10 km
2012 Sep.5 Powerful earthquake rocks Costa Rican capital Map of San Jose Costa Rica
  A tsunami alert has been issued on the Pacific coast of most of Central and South America. The quake was centered about 80km south of the town of Liberia
2010 Oct.8 5.9 earthquake shakes Costa Rica  An earthquake struck Friday night 41 km north-northwest of San Jose at a depth of 98 km 2009 Jan.11 34 dead, dozens missing from quake
  Another 64 people were listed as missing after the 6.1 earthquake. Rescuers reached 200 tourists who had been stranded in a hotel
Jan.8 Strong quake kills 15
Map of Fraijanes Costa Rica  6.1-magnitude earthquake shook north central Costa Rica



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2016 Jan.23 At least 13 dead after tourist boat capsizes off coast of Nicaragua
Map of Corn Islands Nicaragua  A tourist boat carrying more than 30 people capsized in bad weather off the Caribbean coast. The dead were all Costa Ricans 2015 May.3 Costa Rica shipwreck sparks toxic chemical spill alert Map of Puntarenas Costa Rica  A shipwreck off the coast of the tourist town of Puntarenas sparked an emergency alert when it went down in heavy seas full of toxic chemicals Jan.8 4 dead in tourist catamaran wreck off Costa Rica   A catamaran carrying dozens of foreign tourists on a pleasure cruise sank completely about 9 miles off the country's central Pacific Coast 2002 Sep.25 Man rescued after 4 months at sea  62-year-old Richard Van Pham says his crippled sailboat was adrift at sea for almost four months



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2016 May.20 Volcano ash covers Costa Rica towns Map of Turrialba Costa Rica  Turrialba volcano has erupted in central Costa Rica, belching smoke and ash up to 3,000m (9,840ft) into the air 2014 Oct.30 Eruption at Turrialba volcano rains ash on 4 provinces   A volcanic eruption has rained ash over parts of central Costa Rica and prompted authorities to evacuate some communities



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2017 Oct.5   Storm Nate: 22 dead in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras
Map of Puerto Lempira Costa Rica
  A state of emergency has been declared in the Central American nations, where more than 20 people are missing
2016 Nov.25 Tropical storm Otto kills nine in Costa Rica Map of Bagaces Costa Rica  At least nine people have been killed by tropical storm Otto, officials say, as areas recorded over a month's worth of rain in a few hours Nov.22   Hurricane Otto threatens Costa Rica and Nicaragua  A storm in the Caribbean has been upgraded to a hurricane and is threatening Costa Rica and southern Nicaragua, forecasters say