Past earthquakes near Arenal volcano: 2021 - list, stats and map

Updated Aug 15, 2022 16:34 GMT -
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Quakes in 2021:

  • 6 quakes above magnitude 4
  • 81 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 58 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 3 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In 2021, Arenal volcano was shaken by 6 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 81 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 58 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 3 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Strongest quake: Mag. 4.5 | Caribbean Sea, 70 km N of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica -

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (148 quakes):
Date and timeMag
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Friday, December 31, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 30, 2021 11:33 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 31, 2021 05:33 GMT)
3.4

74 km
59 km (37 mi)Provincia de Alajuela, 37 km northwest of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica MoreMap
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 13, 2021 6:34 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 14, 2021 00:34 GMT)
3.0

92 km
66 km (41 mi)Provincia de Heredia, 32 km north of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica MoreMap
Sunday, December 12, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 12, 2021 1:23 am (GMT -6) (Dec 12, 2021 07:23 GMT)
2.4

6 km
33 km (21 mi)25 km northeast of Canas, Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica MoreMap
Friday, December 10, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 10, 2021 6:02 am (GMT -6) (Dec 10, 2021 12:02 GMT)
3.0

6 km
28 km (17 mi)Provincia de Alajuela, 26 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica MoreMap
Sunday, December 5, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 5, 2021 9:27 am (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2021 15:27 GMT)
2.9

5 km
34 km (21 mi)26 km northeast of Canas, Cañas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica MoreMap
Dec 4, 2021 11:50 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 5, 2021 05:50 GMT)
3.4

8 km
142 km (88 mi)35 km north of Siquirres, Provincia de Limon, Costa Rica MoreMap
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 1, 2021 6:06 am (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2021 12:06 GMT)
3.6

13 km
177 km (110 mi)Caribbean Sea, 64 km north of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica MoreMap
Dec 1, 2021 6:03 am (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2021 12:03 GMT)
3.0

24 km
172 km (107 mi)Caribbean Sea, 62 km north of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica MoreMap
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2021 3:13 am (GMT -6) (Nov 30, 2021 09:13 GMT)
2.5

53 km
27 km (17 mi)30 km northeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica MoreMap
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 23, 2021 6:44 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 24, 2021 00:44 GMT)
2.9

61 km
17 km (10.6 mi)Provincia de Guanacaste, 39 km north of Puntarenas, Costa Rica MoreMap
Sunday, November 14, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 14, 2021 6:18 am (GMT -6) (Nov 14, 2021 12:18 GMT)
3.5

4 km
160 km (99 mi)Caribbean Sea, 39 km northwest of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica MoreMap
Saturday, November 13, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 13, 2021 1:19 am (GMT -6) (Nov 13, 2021 07:19 GMT)
2.9

46 km
20 km (12 mi)15 km west of Ciudad Quesada, San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica MoreMap
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 9, 2021 11:51 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 10, 2021 05:51 GMT)
2.7

3 km
68 km (42 mi)Provincia de Heredia, 23 km north of Alajuela, Costa Rica MoreMap
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 GMT (3 quakes)
Nov 9, 2021 2:07 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 9, 2021 20:07 GMT)
3.1

80 km
69 km (43 mi)Provincia de Alajuela, 33 km north of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica MoreMap
Nov 9, 2021 2:07 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 9, 2021 20:07 GMT)
3.9

94 km
70 km (43 mi)Provincia de Alajuela, 38 km north of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica MoreMap
Nov 9, 2021 2:57 am (GMT -6) (Nov 9, 2021 08:57 GMT)
2.8

8 km
36 km (22 mi)36 km southeast of San Jose, Upala, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica MoreMap
Thursday, November 4, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 4, 2021 3:04 am (GMT -6) (Nov 4, 2021 09:04 GMT)
2.5

10 km
27 km (17 mi)Provincia de Guanacaste, 36 km north of Puntarenas, Costa Rica MoreMap
Saturday, October 23, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Oct 23, 2021 10:15 am (GMT -6) (Oct 23, 2021 16:15 GMT)
3.0

4 km
41 km (25 mi)Provincia de Guanacaste, 34 km southeast of San Jose, Costa Rica MoreMap
Oct 23, 2021 10:00 am (GMT -6) (Oct 23, 2021 16:00 GMT)
2.9

3 km
37 km (23 mi)Provincia de Guanacaste, 36 km southeast of San Jose, Costa Rica MoreMap
Thursday, October 21, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 21, 2021 6:05 am (GMT -6) (Oct 21, 2021 12:05 GMT)
2.4

5 km
33 km (21 mi)Provincia de Alajuela, 26 km northeast of Canas, Costa Rica MoreMap
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 20, 2021 3:12 pm (GMT -6) (Oct 20, 2021 21:12 GMT)
1.9

85 km
20 km (12 mi)Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.3 x 1012 joules (639 megawatt hours, equivalent to 549 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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