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Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km southwest of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 11:22 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km southwest of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 11:22 am (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 47 km southwest of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 11:22 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

7 Dec 17:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
7 Dec 17:35: Epicenter location corrected by 4.9 km (3 mi) towards NE.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 7, 2022 17:22:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Dec 7, 2022 at 11:22 am (GMT -6)
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.589°N / 85.006°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode9.589°S / 94.994°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoArenal (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) SSW of Paquera (pop: 1,510) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SSW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (31 mi) SSW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (36 mi) SW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) SE of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) WSW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
106 km (66 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
108 km (67 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 26.6°C (80 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from E
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 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.
3.21 km38 Km Al Oeste De Herradura, Costa RicaINETER
3.217 kmCosta Rica: 19 Km Al Este De Cobano, Puntarenas.RSN
3.217 kmCosta RicaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 108 km / 67 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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