Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 1 km west of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on 18 de junio del 2019 10:12 am

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 1 km west of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on 18 de junio del 2019 10:12 am

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 17 km depth

18 Jun 16:34 UTC: First to report: RSN after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 18 Jun 2019 16:12:00 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 18 de junio del 2019 10:12 am
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.346°N / 86.303°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Orosí (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
79 km (49 mi) W of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) WNW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WSW of San José (Upala) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) WNW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) W of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
247 km (154 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.317 km54 km al Oeste de Cabo Velas, Guanacaste. (Costa Rica)RSN
M 4.910 km48km W of Sardinal, Costa RicaUSGS
M 4.940 kmOff Coast Of Costa RicaEMSC

User reports for this quake (3)

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Rui hotel Guanacaste / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In hotel room at the time light rattle
58 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Artola, Guancaste Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 14 Aug 2019 08:12 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 11 Aug 2019 17:09 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 10 Aug 2019 01:09 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 09 Aug 2019 03:33 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Jul 2019 00:18 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 07 Jul 2019 22:51 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 02 Jul 2019 18:22 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 02 Jul 2019 06:22 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    3 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 05:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 05:05 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 04:57 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 01 Jul 2019 00:26 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 26 Jun 2019 14:06 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 20 Jun 2019 15:50 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 19 Jun 2019 22:28 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 18 Jun 2019 16:49 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details

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