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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Costa Rica on Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Costa Rica on Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Jan 21 09:53: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 5.4.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 41.0 to 19.0 km.
Date & time: Tuesday, 21 January 2020 09:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.12°N / 84.04°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Irazu (98 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^12 J (2.21 GWh / 1898 tons of TNT / 0.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
Tue, 21 Jan 09:33 UTCM 5.3 / 10 kmCosta RicaEMSC
Tue, 21 Jan 09:33 UTCM 5.1 / 6.3 kmOff Coast of Costa RicaGeoAu
Tue, 21 Jan 09:33 UTCM 5.3 / 11.4 km47km W of Ciudad Cortes, Costa RicaUSGS
Tue, 21 Jan 09:33 UTCM 5.6 / 13 km44 km al Suroeste de Dominical, Osa. (Costa Rica)RSN

"I felt it" reports:
Portalon / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Jose @ LaSabana Apartotel / MMI IV (Light shaking): Li
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(109.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
(809.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
San Ramon / MMI IV (Light shaking): Gentle rocking at first thought I was imagining it until the entire began rocking. Lasted less than a minute. Again, stronger at around 5:25am. My first earthquake experience. Visiting Costa Rica, I am from Tampa, Florida USA
Esterillos Oeste (67.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(107.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Hotel Del Paseo San Jose / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Wake me up, but I was sleeping at the 4th floor.
La Gamba, Golfito / MMI IV (Light shaking): Quake woke me up, house trembling for about 5 seconds, no damage
near Pejibye / MMI IV (Light shaking): very short duration for both quakes. much lighter than the 6.4 this past summer.
Manuel Antonio / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Minor shaking
uvita / MMI III (Weak shaking): i've never felt an earthquake before. i think it was 3am or so. we had thunder around us also..but it was a little shake
La Bonita De Rivas San Isirdo de General / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me up
(35 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking): Wake up in bed
Dominical (25 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(35.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Ipis Guadalupe / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Parrita (59.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(145.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woken from sleep to bed shaking
manuel antonio / MMI IV (Light shaking): bed shaking
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Escazu (109.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awaken from sleep at 3:55am and just had another small tremor at 5/30am
Puerto viejo / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Rafael de Heredia / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Jose / MMI IV (Light shaking): In Pavas N 9.943065 W 84.113123, a bit stronger shake was felt at +/-1120 hrs GMT, same feel and duration just about.
Quepos costa rica (38.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): About 5:20am, I felt our whole building shake for about 15 seconds.
Marriott Hacienda Belen / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Was sleeping and awakened as water bottles were shaken off table falling to the floor and bed was shaking for 20-30 seconds
(88.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tinamaste / MMI III (Weak shaking)
San Jose / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Quepos / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Domenical / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Jaco. / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(99.3 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Uvita / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke us up also
Jaco / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(185.8 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking) (via app)
San Marcos de león Cortés en sanjose / MMI IV (Light shaking): Estaba dormida y de repente se me sacudió la cama pero creo que solo yo y los animales lo sintieron porque cuando estaba temblando los animales se pusieron nerviosos
Poro / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bahia drake / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Ojochal (38.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Uvita Costa Rica / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(93 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Uvita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Uvita (34.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(30.4 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke us up (via app)
Bahia Drake (63.2 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Portalon / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Jaco, Costa Rica / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Manuel Antonio / MMI IV (Light shaking): In bed, both myself and girlfriend woken.
Pinares / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(94 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking) (via app)
Jaco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(107.5 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strongest quake I've felt since I've lived in Costa Rica (17 mos)& it lasted a long time. (via app)
Jaco / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
el Cajon de Grecia (116.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking that woke me along with the dogs and chickens in the area (via app)
Sjo airport / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Dominical / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lasted at least 1/2 a minute Woke us up
(89.8 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Drake bay / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ojochal / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Dominical / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Awoken from sleep to moderate shaking that lasted roughly 5 to 10 seconds. No after shocks yet.
(87.6 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): light shaking fit 5-6 seconds then a final stronger shake.
Muy fuerte Quitirrisi de Mora (85.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Pérez Zeledón / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Quepos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
San José (Costa Rica) (96 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up because of how the bed shook (via EMSC)
Boquete (Panama) (172 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Boquete, Panama. Very light shaking, very brief. (via EMSC)
Palmira (Panama) (172 km E from epicenter)(no details): Couch and tv shaking. (via EMSC)
Palo Seco (Costa Rica) (89 km SE from epicenter)(no details): 3:33 Jolt and thud of windows and sliding doors (via EMSC)
Santa Ana (Costa Rica) (85 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Tembló en San José (via EMSC)

 

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