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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Costa Rica on Thursday, 30 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.
Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Costa Rica on Thursday, 30 August 2018
30 Aug 08:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Aug 30 08:29: Magnitude recalculated from 4.6 to 4.7.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 17.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:02 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.81°N / 83.01°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (61 km / 38 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) SW of San Vito (pop: 4,000)
13 km (8 mi) NW of Cañas Gordas (pop: 400)
15 km (9 mi) NW of Alto Quiel (pop: 600)
77 km (48 mi) NW of David (pop: 82,000)
131 km (82 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
172 km (107 mi) SE of San José (pop: 335,000)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 30 Aug 08:02 UTCM 4.7 / 17 km Costa RicaGFZ
2018-08-30 02:02:09 -06:00 (30 Aug 08:02:09 UTC)M 4.7 / 14.2 km- 13km NE of Golfito, Costa RicaUSGS
30 de agosto del 2018 2:02 am (30 Aug 08:02:00 UTC)M 5.3 / 19 km7 Km Al Sur De Golfito, Puntarenas.RSN

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Ojochal, CR (78.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
44 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
179.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Jose / Light shaking (MMI IV)
186.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
34.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - Costa Rica on Thursday, 30 August 2018
 

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