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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Costa Rica on Friday, 9 November 2018

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - Costa Rica on Friday, 9 November 2018
9 Nov 09:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 9 November 2018 09:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.59°N / 83.27°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) W of Golfito (pop: 6,800)
36 km (22 mi) W of Corredor (pop: 7,100)
41 km (25 mi) NW of El Coco (pop: 200)
94 km (58 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
158 km (98 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
174 km (108 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

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
Fri, 9 Nov 09:20 UTCM 5.3 / 10 km Costa RicaGFZ
Fri, 9 Nov 09:20 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC
09 de noviembre del 2018 3:20 am (9 Nov 09:20:00 UTC)M 5.9 / 29 km9 Km Al Noreste De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito.RSN
2018-11-09 03:20:31 -06:00 (9 Nov 09:20:31 UTC)M 5.3 / 10 km- 13km NW of Golfito, Costa RicaUSGS
Fri, 9 Nov 09:20 UTCM 5.1 / 53.1 km Costa RicaGeoAu

User reports for this quake (108)

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Hyatt place pinaries / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Well I was asleep and I felt like my bed was actually moving but I thought I was still a little drunk from the Costa Rica wine but it was around 3:20am because I remember getting up going to go to restroom but I can dismiss it until I saw a crack in my room window
Bribripa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Uvita de Osa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I woke up to feel my bed shaking like crazy. I looked to the shelves and saw all my belongings shaking as well. The quake didn’t last long and nothing was damaged.
Drake Bay, Finca Maresia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Uvita, CR / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Wife and I awakened from sleep. Observed significant shaking of roof.
93.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Cruz de Turrialba / Light shaking (MMI IV)
94.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light, consistent shaking for approximately 25 seconds. (reported through our app)
Puerto Viejo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Laying in bed and it began to shake back and forth for about a minute.
san isidro de general / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Jimenez, (9.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Jose (116.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manuel Antonio, Tulemar Resort / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puriscal (181.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Alajuela / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Dominical, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Carate / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cartago (157.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
El Castillo San Rafael de Heredia / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking in El Castillo San Rafael de Heredia
193.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San José (176.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Awaken during my sleep the building was swaying for about 10sec. (reported through our app)
Tuis, Turrialba, Cartago, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The shaking woke me up, and I heard the closet doors rattling loudly.
Dominicaleto / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Awakened in bed.Doors rattling.
San Rafael, Escazú (177.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke us up with a gentle rocking. We are on the 5th floor of an apartment. Neat experience!
Puerto Jimenez / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Woke us in a panic. Shook whole cabina. After initial shake it felt like we were swaying on water for a couple seconds.
San Isidro / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us up with the thought that someone was trying to break in through the glass sliding doors...lasted a good 30 secs
Escaleras, Dominical (92.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : First thought it was a dream but awake by something that fell. (reported through our app)
Uvita de Osa (84.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
84.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke us up. A few seconds of gentle shaking. (reported through our app)
Ojochal de Osa (70 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Pavones / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
173 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Manuel antonio (133.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
83.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Oxygen Jungle Villas, Uvita / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt vibrations,heard creams in the roof of jungle villa. Monkeys were screaming.
Boquete (93.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
75.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Shook bed, awakened from sleep. (reported through our app)
Turrialba / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
97.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Grecia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Uvita / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ojochal, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Uvita / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Uvita / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Barrio don Bosco san jose / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderare skaking
San José centro / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Moderate
San Jose / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Golfito / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Golfito / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us up, Strong shaking, noisy rumbling, lasted at least 10 seconds, no damage
Manuel Antonio / Light shaking (MMI IV)
170.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Manuel Antonio / Light shaking (MMI IV)
86.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Santa Ana (165 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Animas (14.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Cocles (131 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Uvita / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Viejo (131.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It wakes me up but not my two friends who have a deep sleep apparently haha
Costa Rica dominical woke up felt my bed shaking / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Dominical / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up because I felt the bed and house shake and heard the doors creak
Dominical Beach / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awakened by the shakes long with 6 other individuals who also felt it in the middle of the night.
sierpe / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 03h27 awakened by shake
DoubleTree Hotel near airport / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It woke me. Bed was shaking like someone was under moving it. Heard a loud noise outdoors.
Uvita / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Pedro San José / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At first I thought someone was banging on the wall. The closet door was swinging back and forth and rattling with light shaking of my bed
203.2 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San José / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Manuel Antonio / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up to shaking and things moving around in the room.
26.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was woken up from my sleep and it shook for a good few seconds. My husband woke up about half way through. Afterwards I could hear my neighbors talking and the neighborhood dogs barking. There was an aftershock minutes later but it was very light; I barely felt it but could hear the glass of the window shaking
141.8 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
136 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Vito, Coto Brus, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
62.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke me up in Caisan. (reported through our app)
Bocas del toro / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
David Chiriqui Panama / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puertocito / Light shaking (MMI IV)
7km above Ciudad Cortes (50.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed asleep. Bed was rocking as if someone was jumping on it. Lasted about 8 seconds then 5 more seconds of gentle rocking.
Cahuita / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In bed experienced bed shaking for about 10 seconds, hanging light swaying a little bit.
Uvita / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Limon (170.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San José / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto jimenzes / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woken by room shaking
La Ceniza Perez Zeledon (93.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Chontales del Osa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
172.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Armuelles, PA (57.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
72.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : goood little shaker coronado de Osa
9.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
178.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Crowne Plaza Hotel (42.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Bed was shaking. TV was shaking. Nothing too serious.
Jaco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was awakened by a “rocking” sensation
San Vito, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cartago / Light shaking (MMI IV)
71.9 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Zarcero (215.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Uvita, Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ojochal costa rica / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Goicoechea, san José (182.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Goicoechea,san José (reported through our app)
Ojochal osa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
San Isidro del General / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Paso Ancho, Panama (75.7 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was in bed at the time. Rolling for about 10,seconds. (reported through our app)
169.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Birds were heard flying off trees, seemed long and oscillating. (reported through our app)
(Panama, 102 km NE of epicenter) : I was laying in bed when I felt the tremors which lasted about 45 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Cortes (Costa Rica, 59 km NW of epicenter) : This quake woke my husband and I up from our sleep. (reported through EMSC)
San José (Costa Rica, 172 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió moderado en San José (reported through EMSC)
San Rafael (Costa Rica, 177 km NW of epicenter) : Woke me up (reported through EMSC)
(Costa Rica, 110 km NW of epicenter) : Started low but intensified and lasted several seconds. Furniture moved, ceiling fans were swinging. (reported through EMSC)
(Costa Rica, 8 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuertísimo, 10 segundos como mucho (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: Costa Rica, 9 Nov 2018 09:20

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 31 Dec 2018 13:46 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 23 Dec 2018 05:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 05 Dec 2018 00:36 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 22 Nov 2018 09:28 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 20 Nov 2018 11:42 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 20 Nov 2018 00:39 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 18 Nov 2018 21:47 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 15 Nov 2018 04:54 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 13 Nov 2018 08:21 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 13 Nov 2018 06:15 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 12 Nov 2018 18:15 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Nov 2018 10:47 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 11 Nov 2018 13:40 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 09 Nov 2018 10:11 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    1 km (1 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 09 Nov 2018 09:41 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 09 Nov 2018 09:30 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Costa Rica on Friday, 9 November 2018
 

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