Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 40 km south of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on 2020-04-26 00:14:14 -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - 40 km south of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on 2020-04-26 00:14:14

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 11 km depth

26 Apr 06:21 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Apr 2020 06:14:14 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-26 00:14:14
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.797°N / 85.506°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Chopo (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Samara (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SSW of Hojancha (pop: 1,820) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) S of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) S of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SSW of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (97 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.411 km31 Km al sureste de Ostional, Costa RicaINETER
M 4.310 kmOff Coast Of Costa RicaEMSC

User reports for this quake (21)

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29.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me from my sleep and frightened me a little bit, like someone was shaking my bed from underneath. My first earthquake.
10.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
0.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nosara (25.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened from sleep, heard windows glass shaking in their panes, ceiling fans swinging
Playa Guiones, Nosara (22.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
10.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very fast, it was like someone shook the house
Nosara (23.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Nosara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt like a truck hit the other side of the (concrete) house. Dogs barked, everyone was awakened. Lasted about 5 seconds.
Samara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Samara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Felt two booms in second floor concrete condominium
Nosara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Samara / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Hard shake. Woke me up . 12:15
Playa Guiones / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A small, short rumble followed by a sharp intense vertical tremor that was also over quickly.
Samara / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nosara, Guanacaste / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A sharp jolt followed by a brief one or two seconds of rattling.
Samara / Weak shaking (MMI III) : loud noise for about 5 seconds
Sámara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Samara Guanacaste / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Loud noise, roof and furniture shaking quite violently, duration maybe 10-15 seconds
Playa Guiones / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Nosara / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamarindo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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