Mag. 3.8 earthquake - 28 km north of San José, Costa Rica, on 2020-09-29 23:59:52 -

Mag. 3.8 earthquake  - 28 km north of San José, Costa Rica, on 2020-09-29 23:59:52

Minor magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 69 km depth

30 Sep 06:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 7 minutes.
30 Sep 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 70.0 to 69.0 km (from 43 to 43 mi).
Date & time: 30 Sep 2020 05:59:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-29 23:59:52
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.166°N / 84.169°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Barva (8 km / 5 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
11 km (7 mi) NNE of Sabanilla (Alajuela) (pop: 1,020)
15 km (9 mi) SE of Río Segundo (Valverde Vega) (pop: 9,850)
18 km (11 mi) ENE of San Juan (Grecia) (pop: 7,730)
19 km (12 mi) N of Llorente (pop: 6,630)
28 km (17 mi) NNW of San José (pop: 335,000)
33 km (21 mi) ESE of Quesada (Barrio San Martín) (pop: 27,300)
40 km (25 mi) NNE of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400)
291 km (181 mi) SE of Masaya (Jaragua do Sul, Nicaragua) (pop: 130,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 18.6°C (66 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.869 km2 Km Al Oeste De Vara Blanca, Costa RicaINETER
M 4.489 km5 Km Al Oeste De Varablanca, Heredia., Costa RicaRSN

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