SAN JOSE, Costa Rica--()--At 8:42 a.m., the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 near Playa Samara and Sardinal, in the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
The International Ocean Institute, as well as the National Emergency Commission, ruled out a tsunami warning in the Pacific.
The Costa Rican Tourism Board is reporting normal operations in international airports and flight arrivals (both Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport and San Jose International Airport). Additionally, the local airport operations remain unaffected.
According to flight schedules at the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, Delta, American and United flights were all able to land and depart as scheduled.
The hotels in the affected area continue to function as normal, very few with minor damages. The country's infrastructure is being evaluated by the appropriate authorities.
The country is carrying out all necessary surveillance efforts and monitoring different parts of the country to determine the potential damage to infrastructure.
The Costa Rica Tourism Board is working with the national and regional chambers of tourism, the Costa Rican Association of Tour Operators and the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels. The National Emergency Commission and industry reports indicate that tourism is operating normally throughout the country.