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Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 13 km west of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 7:52 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 13 km west of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 7:52 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.7 earthquake - 13 km west of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 7:52 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 19 km depth

30 Nov 13:56 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 minutes.
30 Nov 14:21: Magnitude recalculated from 3.6 to 3.7. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 19.0 km (from 7.5 to 11.8 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 2.5 km (1.5 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 30, 2022 13:52:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Nov 30, 2022 at 7:52 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.7
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.64°N / 83.23°W (Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Antipode8.64°S / 96.77°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoBaru (78 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities13 km (8 mi) WNW of Golfito (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) W of Corredor (Ciudad Neily, Puntarenas) (pop: 7,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SW of San Vito (Puntarenas) (pop: 3,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) WNW of Canoas (Puntarenas) (pop: 4,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) WSW of Rio Sereno (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SE of Ciudad Cortés (Puntarenas) (pop: 3,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) NW of Finca Blanco (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 1,060) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) SE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 24.3°C (76 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Estimated seismic energy released2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.719 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC
3.615 km35 Km Al Noroeste De Laurel, Costa RicaINETER
3.718 kmCosta RicaRaspberryShake
3.719 kmCosta Rica: 8 Km Al Oeste De Golfito, Puntarenas.RSN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 180 km / 112 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Heredia, Costa Rica: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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