Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 6.1 km south of Siquirres, Limón, Costa Rica, on 2020-09-16 04:37:53 -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - 6.1 km south of Siquirres, Limón, Costa Rica, on 2020-09-16 04:37:53

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 4 km depth

16 Sep 10:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
16 Sep 10:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.6.
Date & time: Sep 16, 2020 10:37:53 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-16 04:37:53
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.046°N / 83.525°W (Siquirres, Provincia de Limon, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 10.046°S / 96.475°E
Nearest volcano: Turrialba (26 km / 16 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SSW of Siquirres (Limón) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) NE of Turrialba (Cartago) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) ESE of Guapiles (Pococí, Limón) (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Paraiso (Cartago) (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) W of Puerto Limon (Limón) (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Curridabat (San José) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of San Vicente (San José) (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of San Vicente (San José) (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ENE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) E of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.64 km34 Km Al Suroeste De Parismina, Costa RicaINETER
4.515 km7 Km Al Norte De Tres Equis, Turrialba., Costa RicaRSN
4.515 kmCosta RicaEMSC

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La Flor de Paraiso de Cartago (37.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
San Marcos, Tarrazú (69 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s
Verbena Norte de Santa Cruz, Turrialba, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt evetything moving but nothing fell from any shelves  
Mata Redonda San Jose (Parque Sabana) / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Bed swaying twice  
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