March 06, 1924

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News from March 06, 1924

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400 Aftershocks Follow Earthquake in Costa Rica

In March 1924, an earthquake hit San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Approximately 400 shocks were recorded over the course of several days, many of which were severe and occurred at intervals throughout the night.

Records show that approximately fifty small houses in San Jose were destroyed due to the earthquake. These residences were abruptly impacted by this natural disaster, disrupting the lives of their occupants.

The financial impact of the earthquake was significant. The damage to both government and public buildings was estimated to be approximately $15,000,000. While the exact quantification of private losses was not available at the time, they were reported to be considerable.

Despite the extensive damage, there were no reported fatalities. All foreign residents residing in Costa Rica at the time were accounted for and reported as safe. However, there were significant disruptions to communication lines, particularly on the Pacific side. Communications on the Atlantic side remained functional. The Panama Canal records equated the severity of these earthquakes to a previous earthquake in 1910 that caused severe damage to the city of Cartago.

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