Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km west of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 5:27 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km west of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 5:27 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 8 km depth

23 Jan 11:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
23 Jan 12:28: Magnitude recalculated from 4.3 to 4.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 6.0 to 8.0 km (from 3.7 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.1 km (1.9 mi) towards SW.
Update Sat, 23 Jan 2021, 11:39
Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 92 km southwest of Rivas, Nicaragua early morning
4.3 quake 23 Jan 5:27 am (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 23 Jan 5:27 am (GMT -6)
Just 11 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Rivas, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday 23 January 2021 at 5:27 am local time, at a very shallow depth of 6 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Juan del Sur (pop. 7,800) located 73 km from the epicenter, Rivas (pop. 30,000) 92 km away, and Liberia (pop. 45,400) 95 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 Jan 2021 11:27:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 23 Jan 2021 5:27 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4
Depth: 8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.73°N / 86.32°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Orosí (94 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
84 km (52 mi) WSW of La Cruz (pop: 4,320) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SW of Rivas (Nicaragua) (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) NW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) W of San José (Upala) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) WNW of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (113 mi) WNW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
253 km (157 mi) WNW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
260 km (162 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 25.7°C (78 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 13 m/s (25 kts) from NE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.08 km41 Km Al Oeste De Caba Santa Elena, Costa RicaINETER

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