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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10 Km Al Este De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito. (Costa Rica) on Saturday, 21 December 2019

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 10 Km Al Este De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito. (Costa Rica) on Saturday, 21 December 2019
21 Dec 13:46 UTC: First to report: RSN after 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Date & time: Saturday, 21 December 2019 11:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 21 de diciembre del 2019 5:36 am
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.542°N / 83.213°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (79 km / 49 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SW of Golfito (pop: 6,800)
31 km (19 mi) SW of Corredor (pop: 7,100)
33 km (20 mi) NW of El Coco (pop: 200)
87 km (54 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
162 km (101 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
182 km (113 mi) SE of San José (pop: 335,000)
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
21 de diciembre del 2019 5:36 am (21 Dec 11:36:00 UTC)M 4.2 / 17 km10 Km Al Este De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito. (Costa Rica)RSN
Sat, 21 Dec 11:36 UTCM 4.2 / 17 km Costa RicaEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

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Playa Cacao, Golfito / Weak shaking (MMI III) : One strong jolt caused furniture to creak and dishes to wobble , made us sit up in bed .
17.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 10 Km Al Este De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito. (Costa Rica) on Saturday, 21 December 2019

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