Mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km west of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 12:13 pm (GMT -6) -

Mag. 4.1 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km west of Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Friday, 4 Dec 2020 12:13 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 17 km depth

4 Dec 18:16 UTC: First to report: RSN after 3 minutes.
Date & time: 4 Dec 2020 18:13:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 4 Dec 2020 12:13 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.1
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.293°N / 85.999°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Rincón de la Vieja (95 km / 59 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) W of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WNW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
108 km (67 mi) S of San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,790) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SSW of Cardenas (Nicaragua) (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) W of Tilaran (Tilarán) (pop: 7,300) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) S of Tola (Nicaragua) (pop: 2,640) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) S of San Jorge (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,160) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) S of Buenos Aires (Nicaragua) (pop: 1,690) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Potosi (Potosí, Nicaragua) (pop: 5,220) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) S of Belén (Nicaragua) (pop: 5,420) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SSW of Moyogalpa (Nicaragua) (pop: 3,940) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (101 mi) S of Nandaime (Nicaragua) (pop: 20,800) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) S of La Paz de Carazo (Nicaragua) (pop: 2,450) --> See nearby quakes!
172 km (107 mi) SW of San Miguelito (Nicaragua) (pop: 4,180) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) S of Dolores (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,070) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) S of Diriamba (Nicaragua) (pop: 35,000) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (109 mi) S of Diriomo (Nicaragua) (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) SW of Morrito (Nicaragua) (pop: 1,360) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SSE of San Rafael del Sur (Nicaragua) (pop: 29,800) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) S of Niquinohomo (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,730) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (112 mi) S of Masatepe (Nicaragua) (pop: 21,500) --> See nearby quakes!
181 km (113 mi) S of San Marcos (Nicaragua) (pop: 23,300) --> See nearby quakes!
182 km (113 mi) S of Nandasmo (Nicaragua) (pop: 6,930) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) S of La Concepcion (La Concepción, Nicaragua) (pop: 6,950) --> See nearby quakes!
191 km (119 mi) S of Nindiri (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,070) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) S of El Crucero (Nicaragua) (pop: 16,500) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) S of Ticuantepe (Nicaragua) (pop: 13,200) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) SSE of Villa El Carmen (Nicaragua) (pop: 5,220) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) S of Tisma (Nicaragua) (pop: 5,180) --> See nearby quakes!
206 km (128 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) SSW of Acoyapa (Nicaragua) (pop: 10,600) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (129 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) SW of El Almendro (Nicaragua) (pop: 2,680) --> See nearby quakes!
211 km (131 mi) S of Ciudad Sandino (Nicaragua) (pop: 50,000) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) W of San José (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
221 km (137 mi) SSW of Santo Tomas (Santo Tomás, Nicaragua) (pop: 14,800) --> See nearby quakes!
223 km (139 mi) WNW of Quepos (pop: 7,810) --> See nearby quakes!
224 km (139 mi) SSW of Villa Sandino (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,800) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) SW of Nueva Guinea (Nicaragua) (pop: 52,900) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SW of Muelle de los Bueyes (Nicaragua) (pop: 3,590) --> See nearby quakes!
284 km (177 mi) SW of El Rama (Nicaragua) (pop: 20,500) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) NW of Isla Cabo Blanco Island --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) SW of Isla Mancarroncito Island --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) SW of Isla La Venada Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29°C (84 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.117 km21 Km Al Oeste De Tamarindo, Guanacaste., Costa RicaRSN

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