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Earthquake successfully forecasted in Costa Rica

 However, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are reporting success for their forecast of an earthquake last year, not only figuring out the earthquake’s location, but also its magnitude.

In September, 2012, the Nicoya peninsula of Costa Rica experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6. Despite the strength of the earthquake, there were no fatalities. This could be because geoscientists forecasted it, accurately stating that a 7.7 to 7.8 magnitude earthquake would occur there around the year 2000, give or take 20 years. Because of this forecast, the area prepared for the worse: doing what they could to make buildings more secure and making its people aware of what to do when an earthquake happens.

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