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

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 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.
Date & time: Oct 19, 2021 18:32:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021 12:32 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.405°N / 84.62°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 9.405°S / 95.38°E
Nearest volcano: Poas (98 km / 61 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (15 mi) S of Jaco (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) SSE of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (51 mi) SSW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SW of Heredia (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SW of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SSE of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.222 kmCosta Rica: 23 Km Al Sur De Jaco, Garabito.RSN

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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)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 2, 2021 10:42
1 day 17 hours ago
2.8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, Costa RicaMore

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