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Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 2.6 km northwest of Tejar, Acosta, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 11:02 am (GMT -6) -

Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 2.6 km northwest of Tejar, Acosta, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 11:02 am (GMT -6) Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - 2.6 km northwest of Tejar, Acosta, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica, on Monday, Dec 5, 2022 at 11:02 am (GMT -6)

Weak magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 13 km depth

5 Dec 17:20 UTC: First to report: RSN after 18 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 5, 2022 17:02:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 5, 2022 at 11:02 am (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.9
Depth13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.765°N / 84.248°W (Acosta, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica)
Antipode9.765°S / 95.752°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRSN
Nearest volcanoBarva (44 km / 27 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) NW of Tejar (Acosta, San José) (pop: 22,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) SSE of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal, San José) (pop: 27,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) WSW of Aserri (San José) (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) SW of San Felipe (San José) (pop: 25,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) WSW of San Miguel (San José) (pop: 28,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) SW of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) S of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) SSW of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 51%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from SW
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
2.913 kmCosta Rica: 9 Km Al Sur De Palmichal, Acosta.RSN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 30 km / 19 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

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.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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20 km
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51 years ago
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19 km
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Apr 9, 1966 02:42
57 years ago
5.8

25 km
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5.8

25 km
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15 km
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10 km
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41 km
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