Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km southwest of Golfito, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 2:26 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 66 km southwest of Golfito, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 2:26 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Jan 08:31 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 5 minutes.
Update Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 08:36
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
4.3 quake 27 Jan 2:26 am (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 27 Jan 2:26 am (GMT -6)
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, was reported only 9 minutes ago by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), considered one of the key international agencies that monitor seismic activity worldwide. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 2:26 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Armuelles (pop. 11,700) located 64 km from the epicenter, Golfito (pop. 6,800) 66 km away, Corredor (pop. 7,100) 80 km away, Canoas (pop. 4,600) 80 km away, San Vito (pop. 4,000) 95 km away, Ciudad Cortés (pop. 3,900) 98 km away, and La Concepcion (pop. 17,700) 99 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jan 27, 2021 08:26:58 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021 2:26 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.09°N / 83.41°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.09°S / 96.59°E
Nearest volcano: Baru (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) WSW of Puerto Armuelles (Panama) (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Golfito (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Corredor (Ciudad Neily) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Canoas (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSW of San Vito (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) S of Ciudad Cortés (pop: 3,850) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) WSW of Concepcion (Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) WSW of David (Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) S of Buenos Aires (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 0 m/s (1 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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
4.310 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC
4.111 km35 Km Al Sur De Playa Madrigal, Costa RicaINETER
4.312 km61 Km Al Sur De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito., Costa RicaRSN

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