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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Costa Rica on Wednesday, 29 August 2018

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 6.1 quake: Costa Rica, 17 Aug 2018 23:22, which had occurred 12 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Costa Rica on Wednesday, 29 August 2018
29 Aug 21:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.7°N / 83.15°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (68 km / 42 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NW of Golfito (pop: 6,800)
23 km (15 mi) NW of Corredor (pop: 7,100)
24 km (15 mi) SW of San Vito (pop: 4,000)
85 km (53 mi) NW of David (pop: 82,000)
144 km (90 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
171 km (106 mi) SE of San José (pop: 335,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 29 Aug 21:33 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km Costa RicaGFZ
Wed, 29 Aug 21:33 UTCM 5.1 / 48.6 km Costa RicaGeoAu
29 de agosto del 2018 3:33 pm (29 Aug 21:33:00 UTC)M 5.7 / 17 km7 Km Al Sur De Golfito, Puntarenas.RSN
2018-08-29 15:33:44 -06:00 (29 Aug 21:33:44 UTC)M 5.4 / 20.3 km- 8km NE of Golfito, Costa RicaUSGS

User reports for this quake (50)

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Belen / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tres Rios (38.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
46.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
170.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I felt it, lindora santa ana (reported through our app)
San José / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking and rocking similar to passing traffic
211.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Near Alajuela san ramom (reported through our app)
170.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
188.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Changuinola (111.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
187.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
105.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It wasnt strong, no damages in this area.
24.6 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : War im Pool aus Beton. Der ganze Pool rutschte kurz hin und her.
San Salvador de Baru / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Some gentle swaying and our internet signal went out.
401 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Se sintio suave (reported through our app)
Paso Ancho, Panama (59.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Isla cristobal panama / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Ramon Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Volcán Chiriquí / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Isidro,Heredia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting on the couch. Light rolling motion about 10 seconds.
San jose / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuervito de Pavones / Light shaking (MMI IV)
David (86.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
74.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
los angeles de hewredia (181.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Grecia about 3:35pm / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Just a slow sway back and forth one time.
Palmares Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting next to a swimming pool, I felt it clearly, but not very strongly. Observed water in the pool begin to ‘roll’ but not significantly enough to video well. Definitely weaker than the 6.1 Golfito quake that was felt here a week ago.
97.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Alajuela (185.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Leve pero largo (reported through our app)
Aeropuerto juan santamaria (1035.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Belen / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ojochal (77.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
19.6 km S of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
114 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
82.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
200.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt a lite shake in San Francisco, San Isidro de Grecia
Puerto Armuelles (57.3 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Largas ondulaciones leves por 30 seg. No sé vió caída de objetos. (reported through our app)
San Jose / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santo domingo de Heredia (175.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Escazú, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Steady shake back and forth for about 3 seconds.
56.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Changuinola (107.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : No es usual estos movimientos en en la región. (reported through our app)
Escazú (175.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Volcan, panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Rolled twice about 10 seconds and then 15 seconds,while at our store in downtown volcan.
Guadalupe, San José (170 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
82.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
174.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very week (reported through our app)
78.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
280 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
178.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Costa Rica on Wednesday, 29 August 2018
 

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