Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - 231 km southwest of San José, Costa Rica, on 07 de abril del 2020 8:35 pm -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - 231 km southwest of San José, Costa Rica, on 07 de abril del 2020 8:35 pm

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 15 km depth

8 Apr 02:50 UTC: First to report: RSN after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Apr 2020 02:35:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 07 de abril del 2020 8:35 pm
Magnitude: 3.6
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.642°N / 85.732°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (190 km / 118 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
140 km (87 mi) S of Samara (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) S of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) SSW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) SW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) S of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
226 km (141 mi) SW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SW of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
332 km (206 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.615 km135 km al Sur de Cobano, Puntarenas. (Costa Rica)RSN
M 3.615 kmOff Coast Of Costa RicaEMSC
M 3.52 km100 Km al suroeste de Jacó, Costa RicaINETER

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
La Bonita De Rivas San Isirdo de General / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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