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Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km northwest of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km northwest of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 98 km northwest of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 8 km depth

17 May 06:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
17 May 06:35: Magnitude recalculated from 2.5 to 2.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 8.0 km (from 6.2 to 5 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 0.9 km (0.6 mi) towards ENE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 17, 2022 06:25:18 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:25 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth8.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.651°N / 86.384°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode10.651°S / 93.616°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoOrosí (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities82 km (51 mi) W of Sardinal (pop: 3,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) SW of San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua) (pop: 7,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
91 km (57 mi) WNW of Belen (pop: 2,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) WSW of La Cruz (pop: 4,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
107 km (66 mi) SW of Nicaragua (Nicaragua) (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Belén (Nicaragua) (pop: 5,420) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) SW of Moyogalpa (Nicaragua) (pop: 3,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
127 km (79 mi) NW of Samara (pop: 1,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
264 km (164 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SW of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 29.1°C (84 F), humidity: 72%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from SSE
Estimated seismic energy released1.4 x 109 joules (392 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.338 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
2.98 km54 Km Al Suroeste De Caba Santa Elena, Costa RicaINETER

User reports for this quake

At magnitude 2.9, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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