Minor mag. 2.8 earthquake - 3 km northwest of Quesada, San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica, on 12 de abril del 2021 3:18 am -
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Minor magnitude 2.8 earthquake at 82 km depth
12 Apr 14:28 UTC: First to report: RSN after 5 hours.
Date & time: 12 Apr 2021 09:18:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 12 de abril del 2021 3:18 am
Depth: 82.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.347°N / 84.441°W (San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Platanar (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of Quesada (Barrio San Martín, Alajuela) (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NNW of Zarcero (Alajuela) (pop: 3,560) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) E of Pocosol (Alajuela) (pop: 2,950) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Rio Segundo (Valverde Vega, Alajuela) (pop: 9,850) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Esparza (Espíritu Santo, Puntarenas) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) NW of Mercedes (Heredia) (pop: 26,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NW of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) NE of Chacarita (Puntarenas) (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) NW of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1 x 109 joules (278 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.239 tons of TNT) More info
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|2.8||82 km||3 Km Al Norte De Ciudad Quesada., Costa Rica||RSN|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 2.8, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.