Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Esparza, 17 km southeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 3:53 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - Esparza, 17 km southeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 3:53 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 27 km depth

13 Feb 21:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
13 Feb 22:00: Magnitude recalculated from 3.7 to 3.8. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 38.0 to 26.0 km (from 24 to 16.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7 km (4.4 mi) towards SSW.
13 Feb 22:07: Magnitude recalculated from 3.8 to 3.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 26.0 to 27.0 km (from 16.2 to 16.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards NNE.
Date & time: 13 Feb 2021 21:53:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 13 Feb 2021 3:53 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 3.7
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.91°N / 84.7°W (Esparza, Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Platanar (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo, Puntarenas) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SE of Chacarita (Puntarenas) (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) ESE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) S of Miramar (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,540) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) WSW of Desamparados (San Mateo, Alajuela) (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of San Ramon (San Ramón, Alajuela) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) W of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal, San José) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Quesada (Barrio San Martín, Alajuela) (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) W of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 47%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 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
3.727 km12 Km Al Sureste De Chacarita, Costa RicaINETER
4.043 km6 Km Al Sur De Esparza, Puntarenas., Costa RicaRSN
4.043 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC

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