Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of San Isidro, Costa Rica, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 7:31 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 94 km southeast of San Isidro, Costa Rica, on Monday, 15 Feb 2021 7:31 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 5 km depth

16 Feb 01:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
16 Feb 01:42: Hypocenter depth recalculated from 7.0 to 5.0 km (from 4.3 to 3.1 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 1.6 km (1 mi) towards SW.
16 Feb 01:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.7 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 16 Feb 2021 01:31:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 15 Feb 2021 7:31 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.64°N / 83.26°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Baru (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) WNW of Golfito (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) W of Corredor (Ciudad Neily) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) WSW of San Vito (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Ciudad Cortés (pop: 3,850) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WNW of Canoas (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) S of Buenos Aires (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) W of La Concepcion (Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSE of San Isidro (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WNW of David (Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (106 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 25°C (77 F), humidity: 86%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
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.
4.85 km35 Km Al Noreste De Playa Madrigal, Costa RicaINETER
4.616 km13 Km W of Golfito, Costa RicaUSGS
4.921 km4 Km Al Norte De Puerto Jimenez, Golfito., Costa RicaRSN
4.710 kmCosta RicaGFZ

User reports for this quake (9)

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27.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Very short. Felt like the house was bumped. The patio doors shook. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Boquete panama / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Sandalo, Costa Rica / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
67.4 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Perez zeledon / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s
Golfito / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
San Buenaventura, Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (55 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Puerto Jiménez, Costa Rica / Weak shaking (MMI III)
57.3 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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