Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 km south of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 11:08 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 54 km south of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 11:08 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 9 km depth

21 Jan 17:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 3 minutes.
21 Jan 17:36: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 9.0 km (from 6.8 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 12 km (7.5 mi) towards SSW.
Update Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 17:15
Light tremor of magnitude 4.4 just reported 36 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Panama
4.4 quake 21 Jan 11:08 am (GMT -6)
4.4 quake 21 Jan 11:08 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred only 7 minutes ago 36 km west of Puerto Armuelles, Panama, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 11 km beneath the epicenter near Puerto Armuelles, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, in the morning on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 11:08 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.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Bartolo Limite (pop. 58) located 26 km from the epicenter, Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) 36 km away, El Palmar (pop. 4,500) 38 km away, Finca Blanco (pop. 1,100) 39 km away, Manaca Civil (pop. 1,200) 43 km away, Manaca Norte (pop. 1,300) 43 km away, Progreso (pop. 2,200) 46 km away, and La Esperanza (pop. 1,900) 48 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Concepcion (pop. 17,700) located 70 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 21 Jan 2021 17:08:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 21 Jan 2021 11:08 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.4
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.14°N / 83.25°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (108 km / 67 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
45 km (28 mi) WSW of Puerto Armuelles (Panama) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSW of Golfito (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Canoas (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SSW of Corredor (Ciudad Neily) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of La Concepcion (Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SSW of San Vito (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Panama) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) WSW of David (Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SSE of San Isidro (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.8°C (80 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.49 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC
M 4.39 km40 Km Al Sureste De Playa Madrigal, Costa RicaINETER
M 4.49 km40 Km Al Oeste De Puerto Armuelles, Panama., Costa RicaRSN

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User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
230.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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