Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 00:46
4.4 quake 5 Aug 6:05 pm (GMT -6)
4.4 quake 5 Aug 6:05 pm (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake near Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, was reported 40 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km beneath the epicenter early evening on Friday, August 5th, 2022, at 6:05 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Sardinal (pop. 3,300) located 50 km from the epicenter, Belen (pop. 2,700) 58 km away, Santa Cruz (pop. 12,300) 63 km away, Liberia (pop. 45,400) 75 km away, and Nicoya (pop. 15,300) 82 km away.

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Date & time: Aug 5, 2022 6:05 pm (GMT -6) local time (6 Aug 2022 00:05 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.5°N / 86.11°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Primary data source: USGS

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