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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 4 Km Al Norte De Laurel, Corredores. (Costa Rica) on Friday, 4 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 4 Km Al Norte De Laurel, Corredores. (Costa Rica) on Friday, 4 September 2020
4 Sep 18:22 UTC: First to report: RSN after 34 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 4 September 2020 17:48 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 04 de septiembre del 2020 11:48 am
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.479°N / 82.925°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (56 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NW of Finca Balsa (pop: 500)
6 km (4 mi) N of Finca Sigua (pop: 300)
8 km (5 mi) NE of El Coco (pop: 200)
55 km (34 mi) W of David (pop: 82,000)
169 km (105 mi) S of Limón (pop: 63,100)
183 km (114 mi) SE of Paraíso (pop: 39,700)
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
04 de septiembre del 2020 11:48 am (4 Sep 17:48:00 UTC)M 5.0 / 15 km4 Km Al Norte De Laurel, Corredores. (Costa Rica)RSN
Fri, 4 Sep 17:48 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km13 Km W of Finca Blanco, Panama (Costa Rica)USGS
Fri, 4 Sep 17:48 UTCM 4.9 / 10 kmPanama-costa Rica Border RegionEMSC
Fri, 4 Sep 17:48 UTCM 4.9 / 10 km13 Km W of Finca Blanco, Panama (Costa Rica)USGS

User reports for this quake (3)

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Near Copa Buena (29.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 10-15 s : Definite earthquake! Couldn't miss it. | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
La Bonita de Rivas San Isirdo de General / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Strong swaying at first, then it subsidised. Then it started to sway again but less intense. It seemed to last a long time. | One user found this interesting.
Puerto Armuelles (Panama, 19 km SE of epicenter) : Muy fuertes y fueron 2 seguidos y con replicas bajas despues. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: 4 Km Al Norte De Laurel, Corredores. (Costa Rica), 4 Sep 2020 17:48

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (20 quakes):
  • 20 Oct 2020 08:30 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 16 Oct 2020 14:08 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 13 Oct 2020 03:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    29 km (18 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 00:59 UTC
    | M 2.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 27 Sep 2020 00:59 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 26 Sep 2020 07:27 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Sep 2020 06:09 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 07:24 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 13 Sep 2020 06:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 12 Sep 2020 18:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Sep 2020 14:13 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 07 Sep 2020 16:22 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Sep 2020 23:54 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 05 Sep 2020 16:28 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Sep 2020 14:59 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 05 Sep 2020 07:13 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | RSN | Details
  • 05 Sep 2020 05:38 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 Sep 2020 05:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Sep 2020 23:56 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 04 Sep 2020 21:24 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

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