Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 250 km west of San Jose, San José, San Jose, Costa Rica, on 31 de julio del 2018 8:25 am

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 250 km west of San Jose, San José, San Jose, Costa Rica, on 31 de julio del 2018 8:25 am

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 14 km depth

31 Jul 14:44 UTC: First to report: RSN after 19 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Jul 2018 14:25:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 31 de julio del 2018 8:25 am
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.448°N / 86.311°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Orosí (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
82 km (51 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) WSW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WNW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (82 mi) W of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) WSW of San José (Upala) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) WNW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
188 km (117 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) W of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
244 km (152 mi) WNW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
250 km (156 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.014 km55 km al Oeste de Cabo Velas, Guanacaste.RSN
M 4.535 km- 46km WNW of Sardinal, Costa RicaUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
52.1 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 02 Aug 2018 00:24 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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