On Wednesday September 5th 2012 there was a 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Costa Rica. The quake was about 87 miles away from Costa Rica's capital. Even though it was a fairly strong earthquake it only killed a woman in her 50s from a heart attack because of the shock. The earthquake was strong enough for tsunami warnings for several warnings but they ceased. The main damage was to the emotional and mental health of the people of Costa Rica. There was also some structural damage to nearby cities including a collapsed bridge. Scientists were predicting a large earthquake in this area for the last several years but they haven't determined if this was the earthquake or not.