On Wednesday Set 5th-2012, at 8:42 am local time, the Institute for Seismology and Volcanology of Costa Rica reported a strong magnitude earthquake (7.6 Richter scale) located in North-Western Pacific area of the country, more specifically in the Guanacaste Peninsula, some 150 km West from the Center.
At the Soltis Center, the earthquake was felt really strong, with some objects falling, but no evident damages to the infrastructure. After running a thoroughly evaluation of the Center, we found damages in the water lines and some small fissures in the walls of the Academic Building. A more detailed evaluation is still underway. No injuries for the staff of the Center or their families.