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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua, 80 km west of Liberia, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 6:12 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua, 80 km west of Liberia, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 6:12 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua, 80 km west of Liberia, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 6:12 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 35 km depth

7 Dec 00:15 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
7 Dec 00:16: Now using data updates from EMSC
7 Dec 00:46: Now using data updates from USGS

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 7, 2022 00:12:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 6:12 pm (GMT -6)
Depth35.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.872°N / 86.1289°W (North Pacific Ocean, Nicaragua)
Antipode10.872°S / 93.871°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoOrosí (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities51 km (32 mi) SSW of San Juan del Sur (pop: 7,790) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Tola (pop: 2,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) SSW of Nicaragua (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) S of Nandaime (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (68 mi) S of Jinotepe (pop: 29,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Granada (pop: 89,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (76 mi) S of Masaya (pop: 130,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
141 km (88 mi) S of Managua (pop: 973,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) SW of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 26.5°C (80 F), humidity: 77%, wind: 11 m/s (22 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.335 kmNear Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa RicaUSGS
4.515 km27 Km Al Oeste De Caba Santa Elena, Costa RicaINETER
4.335 kmOff Coast of Costa RicaRaspberryShake
4.920 kmCosta Rica: 56 Km Al Suroeste De San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.RSN
4.310 kmOff Coast Of Costa RicaIRIS


Seismic station: Managua, Nicaragua (MGAN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 143 km / 89 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Managua, Nicaragua: 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: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (5)

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Costa Rica (46.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
guana (59.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I was sitting at the desk, felt light swinging  
Playas del Coco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 5-10 s
Finca garza del sol / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Light shudder  
Playas del Coco / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short

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