Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 7.8 km northwest of La Victoria (Chiriquí, Panama), on Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 8:53 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, 7.8 km northwest of La Victoria (Chiriquí, Panama), on Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 8:53 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 9 km depth

8 Dec 14:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
8 Dec 15:00: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 5.0 to 10.0 km (from 3.1 to 6.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.8 km (1.1 mi) towards N.
8 Dec 15:07: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 9.0 km (from 6.2 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 9.5 km (5.9 mi) towards SSW.
Update Tue, 8 Dec 2020, 14:57
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Corredor, Costa Rica
4.7 quake 9 Km Al Noroeste De Laurel, Costa Rica, 8 Dec 8.53 am (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 9 Km Al Noroeste De Laurel, Costa Rica, 8 Dec 8.53 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 4 minutes ago 16 km south of Corredor, Costa Rica, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Corredor, Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, in the morning on Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 8.53 am local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
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.
In El Coco (pop. 200) located 10 km from the epicenter, La Victoria (pop. 430) 12 km away, Chuchupate (pop. 870) 14 km away, Cuervito Abajo (pop. 810) 15 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 830) 16 km away, Progreso (pop. 2,200) 16 km away, Corredor (pop. 7,100) 16 km away, and Golfito (pop. 6,800) 19 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 8, 2020 14:53:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020 8:53 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.436°N / 83.008°W (Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.436°S / 96.992°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (57 km / 35 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (13 mi) WSW of Canoas (Puntarenas) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Golfito (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Corredor (Ciudad Neily, Puntarenas) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NW of Puerto Armuelles (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) S of San Vito (Puntarenas) (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Concepcion (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (39 mi) W of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SSE of Buenos Aires (Puntarenas) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 25.1°C (77 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.89 km11 Km Al Oeste De Laurel, Costa RicaINETER
4.89 kmPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIONEMSC
4.918 km5 Km Al Oeste De Laurel, Corredores., Costa RicaRSN
4.721 km5 Km W of Corredor, Costa RicaUSGS
4.625 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionGFZ

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Puerto Armuelles, Barú District, Chiriquí (24.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
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