Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 33 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on 16 de abril del 2021 9:59 pm -
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Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 22 km depth
17 Apr 04:14 UTC: First to report: RSN after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Apr 2021 03:59:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 16 de abril del 2021 9:59 pm
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.682°N / 84.903°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Arenal (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) SSE of Paquera (pop: 1,510) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) SSW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) WSW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) W of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) WSW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Heredia (Heredia) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 tons of TNT) More info
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|2.9||22 km||16 Km Al Sur De Paquera, Puntarenas., 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 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.