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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm (GMT -6) Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 22 km depth

19 Oct 18:32 UTC: First to report: RSN after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 19, 2021 18:32:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Oct 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.405°N / 84.62°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode9.405°S / 95.38°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceRSN
Nearest volcanoPoas (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities23 km (15 mi) S of Jaco (pop: 4,090) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SW of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) SW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) SSE of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (51 mi) SSW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) SW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
85 km (53 mi) SW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
86 km (54 mi) SW of Heredia (pop: 21,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) SW of Cartago (pop: 26,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) WSW of Ciudad de Limon (pop: 63,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.222 kmCosta Rica: 23 Km Al Sur De Jaco, Garabito.RSN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Isla Barro Colorado, Panama (BCIP/CU network) | Distance from quake: 526 km / 327 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Isla Barro Colorado, Panama: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

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Cartago (94.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
San salvador / not felt : No lo senti andaba en movimiento La aplicasion me avisó minutos después... (reported through our app)  
Panama Santiago / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short (reported through our app)

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 2, 2021 10:42
1 year 1 weeks ago
2.8

18 km
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km SW of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Nov 27, 2021 10:02
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.0

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 76 km SW of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Nov 25, 2021 10:57
1 year 2 weeks ago
3.2

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km SW of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Nov 6, 2021 14:23
1 year 4 weeks ago - felt
3.9

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km SW of Tejar, Costa RicaMore
Nov 4, 2021 12:01
1 year 5 weeks ago
3.4

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 74 km SW of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Oct 29, 2021 05:22
1 year 6 weeks ago
3.5

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 47 km S of Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Oct 21, 2021 04:57
1 year 7 weeks ago
4.2

1 km
North Pacific Ocean, Costa RicaMore
Oct 20, 2021 14:02
1 year 7 weeks ago
3.8

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, Costa RicaMore

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