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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 14 Km al suroeste de Laurel, Costa Rica on Friday, 4 September 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.6 quake: 15 Km al oeste de Puerto Armuelles, Panamá (Panama), 4 Sep 2020 17:45, which had occurred 10 minutes earlier.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 14 Km al suroeste de Laurel, Costa Rica on Friday, 4 September 2020
4 Sep 18:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 1.0 to 4.0 km.
Date & time: Friday, 4 September 2020 17:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-04 11:55:01
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.385°N / 83.02°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (91 km / 57 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) W of La Victoria (pop: 400)
8 km (5 mi) SW of El Coco (pop: 200)
10 km (6 mi) NW of Blanco Arriba (pop: 400)
65 km (40 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
179 km (111 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
186 km (116 mi) SE of Paraíso (pop: 39,700)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-04 11:55:01 (4 Sep 17:55:01 UTC)M 4.6 / 4 km14 Km al suroeste de Laurel, Costa RicaINETER
04 de septiembre del 2020 11:54 am (4 Sep 17:54:00 UTC)M 4.9 / 12 km9 Km Al Oeste De Puerto Armuelles, Panama. (Costa Rica)RSN

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Near Copa Buena (39.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Definitely felt but moderate in effect (reported through our app)
65.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
El Cajon de Grecia (239.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : A few items hanging from the ceiling moving (reported through our app)
Brisas, Boqueteñas, Alto Boquete / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Heard it coming, then side to side shaking

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - 14 Km al suroeste de Laurel, Costa Rica on Friday, 4 September 2020

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