Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 44km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica on Thursday, 5 September 2013

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km northwest of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, on Thursday, September 05, 2013 06:29:15

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km northwest of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, on Thursday, September 05, 2013 06:29:15

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 18 km depth

5 Sep 12:44 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 minutes.
Date & time: Sep 5, 2013 12:29:15 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, September 05, 2013 06:29:15
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.5857°N / 86.1065°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 10.586°S / 93.894°E
Nearest volcano: Orosí (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
51 km (32 mi) W of Sardinal (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) W of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SW of La Cruz (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Nicaragua (Nicaragua) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of San José (Upala) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
154 km (96 mi) WNW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
233 km (145 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) SSW of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.948 km OFF COAST OF COSTA RICAEMSC
5.824 kmCosta RicaGFZ
6.018 km50km W of Sardinal, Costa RicaUSGS
5.915 kmNicaraguaINETER
6.018 kmW of Sardinal, Costa RicaGeoAu
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San Jose, Tryp Hotel / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste Costa Rica (46.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Awakened to swaying of building and swaying continued until we got outside.  
Surfside Potrero / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Playas del Coco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamarindo Costa Rica (43.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tambor (151.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
riu palace / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tilaran-Lake Arenal / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just having a cup of coffee and my chair wobbled back and forth about 4 times.The dog took off and jumped on the bed.  
Playa Hermosa (Costa Rica, 42 km E of epicenter) : Been through 2 big ones in California and one here in Costa Rica. We are near the beach in a ground floor condo unit that is 3 stories. Woke up thinking I was on a boat and hit rough water. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (65 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 23, 2014 18:04
8 years ago
2.9

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Feb 23, 2014 16:11
8 years ago
3.8

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 111 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Feb 16, 2014 14:30
8 years ago
3.6

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 110 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Feb 5, 2014 00:14
8 years ago
3.6

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 103 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Jan 15, 2014 01:24
8 years ago
2.4

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, 76 km SW of Nicaragua, NicaraguaMore
Dec 28, 2013 07:25
8 years ago
4.4

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, 97 km SW of Nicaragua, NicaraguaMore
Dec 27, 2013 20:29
8 years ago
3.3

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km SW of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Dec 22, 2013 06:25
8 years ago
2.4

0.9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 109 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Dec 22, 2013 05:43
8 years ago
2.8

26 km
North Pacific Ocean, 108 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Dec 22, 2013 05:05
8 years ago
2.9

64 km
North Pacific Ocean, 104 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Dec 22, 2013 04:01
8 years ago
4.1

56 km
North Pacific Ocean, 111 km NW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Dec 17, 2013 15:48
8 years ago
3.6

9.7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 111 km NW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Dec 3, 2013 14:30
8 years ago
3.6

7.9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 23, 2013 07:55
8 years ago
3.2

178 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 18, 2013 13:17
8 years ago
3.6

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km NW of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 18, 2013 00:06
8 years ago
2.9

1 km
North Pacific Ocean, 56 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 15, 2013 06:27
8 years ago
2.1

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km NW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 14, 2013 15:00
8 years ago
2.6

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 14, 2013 09:38
8 years ago
2.9

99 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 13, 2013 01:53
8 years ago
2.8

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 11, 2013 03:51
8 years ago
2.7

27 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 8, 2013 10:28
8 years ago
3.1

9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 31 km SW of San Juan del Sur, NicaraguaMore
Nov 4, 2013 09:08
8 years ago
2.6

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Nov 4, 2013 08:11
8 years ago
2.6

8 km
Carrillo, 33 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 29, 2013 12:45
8 years ago
3.0

19 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 23, 2013 03:45
8 years ago
3.4

1 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km SW of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 16, 2013 03:30
8 years ago
3.8

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 45 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 9, 2013 17:11
8 years ago
3.1

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 243 km W of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Oct 9, 2013 17:02
8 years ago
4.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km NW of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 8, 2013 09:00
8 years ago
2.9

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 7, 2013 08:53
8 years ago
2.7

29 km
24 km SW of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 7, 2013 00:08
8 years ago
4.2

60 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km W of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 6, 2013 02:06
8 years ago
2.9

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 3, 2013 23:20
8 years ago
3.2

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 34 km W of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 3, 2013 18:37
8 years ago
2.7

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 62 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 3, 2013 14:34
8 years ago
2.9

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 2, 2013 12:40
8 years ago
3.0

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 2, 2013 05:47
8 years ago
2.9

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Oct 2, 2013 03:11
8 years ago
3.0

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 29, 2013 02:59
8 years ago
3.6

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 115 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 29, 2013 00:30
8 years ago
2.6

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, 45 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 27, 2013 16:37
8 years ago
2.8

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 25, 2013 09:24
8 years ago
2.6

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 22, 2013 14:45
8 years ago
4.0

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 252 km W of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Sep 19, 2013 15:39
8 years ago
3.0

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km W of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 19, 2013 14:16
8 years ago
2.8

10.2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 16, 2013 21:59
8 years ago
2.6

297 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 12, 2013 13:04
8 years ago
2.6

1 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 10, 2013 06:30
8 years ago
2.8

31 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km SW of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 7, 2013 17:30
8 years ago
3.1

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km W of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 7, 2013 16:01
8 years ago
3.4

0.3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 244 km W of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Sep 7, 2013 04:15
8 years ago
2.8

1 km
En Las Cercanias De RANCHOS De Santa Cruz De GuanacasteMore
Sep 7, 2013 00:22
8 years ago
2.8

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 6, 2013 19:31
8 years ago
2.5

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km W of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 6, 2013 06:10
8 years ago
2.5

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 6, 2013 03:59
8 years ago
2.8

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 23:54
8 years ago
4.8

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km NW of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 22:34
8 years ago
3.8

12 km
20 km W of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 20:13
8 years ago
3.8

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 244 km W of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 15:28
8 years ago
2.6

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 14:55
8 years ago
3.4

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 242 km W of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 14:47
8 years ago
3.9

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 14:16
8 years ago
4.5

44 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km W of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 13:41
8 years ago
2.5

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km W of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
Sep 5, 2013 13:25
8 years ago
2.6

28 km
22 km W of Santa Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa RicaMore
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