River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm

July 13, 2011COSTA RICA – Today at approximately 2:11pm in the afternoon, Upala was rattled by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake that shook products off store shelves and rattled off home furnishings. No immediate damages were reported however later in the afternoon something strange was discovered as a result. While reporting on the earthquake in Upala today, a local news station discovered that a district near the epicenter was missing a river. That’s right…A RIVER. Apparently in the moments following the earthquake, a community stood watch as their river disappeared into the Earth. As of this writing it is still unknown exactly which community this occurred in however once we have the name we will update this article. The affected citizens were interviewed and expressed concern for the loss of this substantial water supply to the area. Not only will this affect humans but also the livestock raised in the area. Additionally there was also a 4.8 earthquake registered in Guanacaste near Santa Rosa de Bagaces today. OVSICORI, the nation’s seismic activity center, has recorded over 4789 tremors in Costa Rica exceeding 1.0 on the Richter Scale. With all this Earth movement and record rainfall, this is creating concern for areas along the Pacific Coast from landslides. What is on the minds of many Ticos is whether or not this spike in activity is any indication of something bigger to come. Could this be the “big one” Costa Rica has been expecting? Guess we will have to wait and see. In the meantime it is always good advice to have emergency supplies like canned foods, flashlights, batteries and water to be safer rather than sorry. –Costa Rica News    
  See: The strange phenomena of vanishing lakes
contribution by Cindy
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11 Responses to River in Costa Rica disappears following earthquake swarm

  1. Gen says:

    A reservoir of water disappeared near Christchurch just after the February quake also.

  2. It is a form of sinkhole, the ground underneath gives way, if the cavern underneath is big enough, then the ground sinks into the earth forming a big sinkhole. If the cavern that opens up is not big enough to swallow the soil, it can suck the water down as happened to a lake in St. Louis.

    Woe! Lake begone!
    23-acre body of water disappears in St. Louis suburb
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5191079/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/woe-lake-begone/

  3. Gen says:

    re my comment above. See Alvin’s post on March 8. “Vanishing lakes: New Zealand reservoir mysteriously disappears during quake”

  4. NickKo says:

    Not cool.

    - Nick

  5. pam says:

    The thing I find the most interesting is how the MSM (mainstream media) seems to be making a shift to telling people to be prepared with canned food, water, etc. Not only here in the US, but also in other countries. Thanks for posting this.

    • David says:

      Yes there is a new FEMA billboard in my neck of the woods I took a picture,but I don`t know how to post it here,It`s a black billboard saying are you prepared for a disaster,saying to stock up on food and water and a plan.I have never seen this before especially here in Emmaus PA

    • TEXAS RED NECK says:

      I don’t believe we are being told anywhere near as much as we need to be told about what the govt. does know for a fact exactly what IS going to happen and how bad it will be for all people everywhere. It probably would’nt matter much to most people anyway, I don’t believe most people would prepare for it, too many people believe that the govt. HAS to take care of them instead of being responsible for themselves, these are the ones that should suffer for their own stupidity and laziness. Some people are too stupid to live, they refuse to be responsible for anything at all.

      • Dennis says:

        agreed. Comments on the internet on the govt buying up stocks of freeze dried food and other items. Basic Stuff needed during times of crisis. Whatever happens, being mentally prepared to cope and adjust is just as important as having supplies.

    • goodbyemilkyway says:

      No Pam…….see…that is very scary to me…VERY SCARY………………………………think about it for a min…

  6. gordon says:

    ive often wondered what replaces the oil removed from underground. if any large body of water like an oceon was to contact the molten centre of the earth,there would be an explosion like no other ever seen on this planet big enough to split the planet into a million pieces. goodbye us…….

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