Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 27 km south of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 00:09 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 27 km south of La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 00:09 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 67 km depth

8 Jul 00:16 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Jul 8, 2019 00:09:03 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.84°N / 85.69°W (La Cruz, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 10.84°S / 94.31°E
Nearest volcano: Orosí (28 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SSW of La Cruz (Guanacaste) (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NW of Liberia (Guanacaste) (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) NNW of Belen (Guanacaste) (pop: 2,720) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of San Jose (Upala, Alajuela) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) N of Santa Cruz (Guanacaste) (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) NW of Canas (Cañas, Guanacaste) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) NNW of Nicoya (Guanacaste) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSE of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) WNW of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WNW of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.067 kmCosta RicaGFZ
5.280 kmCosta RicaEMSC
5.284 kmCosta RicaGeoAu
5.261 km25km S of La Cruz, Costa RicaUSGS
5.557 km31 km al Sur de La Cruz, Guanacaste. (Costa Rica)RSN

User reports for this quake (77)

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Playas del Coco Coco Sunset Hills Condo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two LOUD booms and the well built stone condo we were in shook pretty hard.  
heredia / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Playas del Coco (33.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Light shaking indoors (reported through our app)  
Portegolpe / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Sunday evening around 17.30 in Portegolpe  
Huacas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : There were two successive very loud explosive sounds and two concussive movements under foot. I thought it was dynamite exploding it was so loud and violent sounding.  
Portegolpe, Santa Cruz, GTE / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Heard sound like “subway train arriving” as metal roof shook. Ground shaking definitely noticed.  
near Juntas, Abangares (110.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Surfside - Flamingo (44.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Riu Guanacaste / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Liberia, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook the house but lights stayed on here in Liberia, Costa Rica  
Guanacaste / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Liberia / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad Colón, Mora, San José, Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Costa Rica Papagayo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was lying down when I felt this shaking and moving of our suite that happened quickly but didn’t last long. This occurred twice one after the other.  
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (41.3 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamarindo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Planet Hollywood Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Building I was in shook noticeably for 5 seconds.  
El Mangroove Resort / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Planet holly wood. Felt like there was constructio / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Ran out of run as we were  
Dreams las mareas / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We are vacationing at the Dreams Las Mareas resort. And the bed shook for approximately =10 seconds.  
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (35.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tronadora / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tamarindo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Liberia costa rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nuevo Arenal Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Plays Langosta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : In Tamarindo and heavy metal door started to rattle. Sounded like a huge truck passing through.  
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (44.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Samara (108.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tamarindo (62.7 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was rattling side tables and bed.. lasted awhile about 4 seconds.. I was a bit worried this UPTICKING AND MOVING ON LAND NOW IS CONCERNING (reported through our app)  
Langosta, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (63.8 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamarindo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Two short bursts lasting a few seconds each and spaced a few seconds apart. Windows rattled loudly. Very clearly an earthquake.  
Castillo de La Fortuna COSTA RICA / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Playa Panama Guanacaste Costa Rica / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Playa del Coco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Riu palace guanacaste / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Matapalo beach / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Rui palace, Guanacaste / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sat in hotel room and room shock for a few seconds and then repeated around 3 minutes or so later. Felt like a train passing.  
Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste (33.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Se sintió rudo, dos jalones fuertes (reported through our app)  
Sue, Langosta en la Peninsula condominiums / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Sitting in a recliner and felt like my dog crawled under the chair and was struggling to get out. But I don’t have a dog!  
Playa Hermosa / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Laying on the sofa watching TV. Two jolts of a few seconds each. 2nd stronger and longer than the first. About 3-4 seconds between the 2.  
La fortuna / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sat in our hotel room at the springs resort near la fortuna and the room window was rattling. Only for a few seconds but this happened twice in quick succession.  
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (35.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Andaz Papagayo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hard initial vibration, then light shaking. 10 seconds approximately  
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (31.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
RUI Palace / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mercedes (191.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Apenas perceptible, debil (reported through our app)  
Riu Palace Guanacaste / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Planet Hollywood Resort / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tamarindo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Altagracia, Rivas (75 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : On the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua, Rivas department. Shook for 3 seconds  
Tamarindo (117.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica (29.5 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Very loud rumbling sound, similar to a very bad thunderstorm.  
El castillo (113.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Huacas, Guanacaste / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guanacasta, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tilaran, Provincia de Guanacaste (91.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Zarcero (158.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : More of rolling feeling while sitting in chair. Lasted maybe 10 seconds or so. (reported through our app)  
Grecia, Puente de Piedra (173.8 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light shaking for less than 30 seconds. (reported through our app)  
Dreams Las Marenas (19.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Monteverde / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Roy Guacanaste hotel / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mild vibration, similar to an underground train passing. 2 episodes 2-3 seconds each and about 3 seconds apart  
Guanacaste / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Quite a scary experience for the first time! Hotel shook and caused rattling of furniture in our room  
Arenal, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La fortuna (119.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
playa del coco (30.6 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : moderate shaking two times. you could hear it also  
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (44.5 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
near Belen, Carrillo, Guanacaste (32.1 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Portero (44.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Progreso, Barú District, Chiriquí (405.7 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tamarindo (Costa Rica, 69 km S of epicenter) : Very strong but short vibration.Floor shook (reported through EMSC)  
Fortuna (Costa Rica, 52 km SE of epicenter) : 5.5 (reported through EMSC)  
Tempate (Costa Rica, 51 km S of epicenter) : Really shook hard in 2 waves. (reported through EMSC)  
Nuevo Colón (Costa Rica, 45 km S of epicenter) : Near the Riu Guanacaste at the top of a viewpoint the ground rattled and vibrated (reported through EMSC)  
Sardinal (Costa Rica, 42 km S of epicenter) : Two times (reported through EMSC)  
Masaya (Nicaragua, 130 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco fuerte en Masaya, Nicaragua (reported through EMSC)  
(Costa Rica, 54 km SE of epicenter) : Dog went crazy right before. House swayed. (reported through EMSC)  
Tempate (Costa Rica, 53 km SW of epicenter) : Potrero two very strong jolts that rattle my windows and ripples in the pool. Dogs jumped up and were very scared (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 24 Aug 2019 03:41 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    57 km (35.4 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 17 Aug 2019 19:05 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 12 Jul 2019 02:25 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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