Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 15 km depth
7 Nov 05:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
7 Nov 05:45: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 15.0 km (from 6.2 to 9.3 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 24 km (15 mi) towards N.
Update Sat, 7 Nov 2020, 05:24Light earthquake of magnitude 4.8 just reported 94 km southwest of David, Costa Rica
4.8 quake 92 km S of Corredor, Costa Rica, 6 Nov 11.19 pm (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 4.8 earthquake was reported late at night near the town of Punta de Burica, Costa Rica.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Friday 6 November 2020 at 11.19 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Punta de Burica (pop. 1,400) located 29 km from the epicenter, Baco (pop. 200) 33 km away, Limones (pop. 300) 35 km away, Guanábano (pop. 100) 47 km away, Altos de San Vicente (pop. 400) 51 km away, Pedregal (pop. 17,400) 89 km away, La Concepción (pop. 17,700) 89 km away, and David (pop. 82,000) 94 km away.
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