Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Nicoya, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 12:08 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Nicoya, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 12:08 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Nov 12:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Nov 11 13:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.2.
Date & time: 11 Nov 2015 12:08:47 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.69°N / 85.71°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Tenorio (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SW of Samara (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SSW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) WSW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SW of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
107 km (67 mi) WSW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) SSE of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
295 km (183 mi) W of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.210 kmOff Coast of Costa RicaGFZ
M 5.240 kmOFF COAST OF COSTA RICAEMSC
M 5.126 km- 28km SW of Samara, Costa RicaUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Jaco Bay condos 6th floor / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Thought someone nudged my bed to.wake me up.
Playa matapalo (93.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting quietly on 5th floor balcony of hotel. Gentle shaking felt, identifiable as an earthquake.
Termarindo, Costa Rica / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I woke up and my bed was shaking
Playa Lagarto, Guanacaste / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Nosara (Costa Rica, 24 km NW of epicenter) : Quite mild (reported through EMSC)
Nosara (Costa Rica, 24 km NW of epicenter) : Bed just shook from side to side for about 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Tamarindo (Costa Rica, 72 km NW of epicenter) : Just the tiniest of rumble while I was sitting quietly (reported through EMSC)
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