Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.3 km south of Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on 26 de abril del 2020 12:14 am -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.3 km south of Sámara, Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on 26 de abril del 2020 12:14 am

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Apr 18:14 UTC: First to report: RSN after 0 minutes.
Date & time: 26 Apr 2020 18:14:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 26 de abril del 2020 12:14 am
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.862°N / 85.536°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Chopo (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SSW of Samara (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Hojancha (pop: 1,820) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SW of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) W of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.310 km2 km al Sur de Samara, Nicoya. (Costa Rica)RSN

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2km E of Samara, Torito de Samara (4.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Heard a loud rumbling noise few seconds prior to the actual shaking of the building - I was on the third floor watching Netflix.
Playa Samara / Weak shaking (MMI III) : was a sleep felt like the dog lept around on the bed and woke me.
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