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Stories of the 1991 Limón Earthquake

by The Rich Coast Project

Local storytellers recounted their experience of the 7.7 M earthquake that shook Costa Rica's Caribbean coast in 1991, leaving the landscape transformed and marking an important moment in the affected communities' histories.

These recordings were made at a special storytelling event for local school children hosted by Casa de la Cultura Puerto Viejo, the Center of Documentation and Information (CNE) and the Rich Coast Project on the 20th anniversary of the 1991 earthquake.