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3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

Science
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have a better understanding of the dynamics of a dangerous megafault off the coast of Costa Rica, thanks to a new survey by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.The survey yielded detailed 3D images of the Costa Rican subduction zone, where the Cocos plate sinks and slides under the Caribbean plate.Unlike similar megathrust faults, the Costa Rican fault features unusual earthquakes, patchy in their distribution. The ruptures rarely spread to shallow depths. Scientists believe the fault's odd behavior is explained by its varied textures -- corrugated patterns created by subduction activity."Our new imagery shows large variability in the conditions along the megathrust, which may be linked to a number of earthquake phenomena we observe in the re...
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa scores just minutes into second debut for Atletico Madrid

Sports
Thursday, January 4, 2018Diego Costa made his long-awaited Atletico Madrid return on Wednesday night - and wasted no time in getting back among the goals.The striker agreed a deal to re-join the Spanish giants from Chelsea in September but Atletico's transfer ban meant he was prevented from making his second debut until January.Costa was named as a substitute for Atleti's first game of 2018, their Copa Del Rey clash away to third tier side Lleida Esportiu.He received a rapturous welcome from the visiting fans when he was introduced in the second half.And, despite four months without a game, Costa took just five minutes to find the net, tapping home a cross from Juanfran.The Spaniard then sustained an injury but finished the game, which ended in a 4-0 win for Atleti.Let's block ads! (W...
Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 Americans

Costa Rica plane crash kills 12, including 10 Americans

World
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Twelve people, including 10 Americans, were killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica on Sunday, officials said.There were no survivors in the crash. Officials are still investigating what caused the plane to go down Sunday afternoon in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province, located in the northwestern area of the country.Five victims came from the same family and one of the pilots, Juan Manuel Retana, was a cousin of former Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla, the BBC reported."A death has interrupted our family celebration. Our beloved cousin died as part of the crew of the plane that crashed in Guanacaste. Courage to his children and siblings and may he rest in peace. You will stay in our hearts dear #Juanmanuel Retana," Chinchilla wrote on Twitter.The plane was a private Cess...
Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid to sell striker

Diego Costa: Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid to sell striker

Sports
Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club.The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical.Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days.Spain international Costa has not played for the Blues this season, and spent much of August in his native Brazil.He cannot be registered as a player for the La Liga outfit until January, when the club's transfer window ban comes to an end. The two teams play each other next Wednesday in the Champions League.Brazil-born Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico for a reported £32m three years ago.He scored 58 goals in 120 appearances for the Blues, including 20 in the