Terremoto moderado mag. 4.6 - North Pacific Ocean, 105 km SSW of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, viernes, 04 dic. 2020 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.6 - North Pacific Ocean, 105 km SSW of Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, viernes, 04 dic. 2020

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.6 at 26 km depth

4 Dec 18:14 UTC: Primero en informar: INETER después de 4 minutos.
4 Dec 18:28: Magnitud recalculada de 4.7 a 4.6. Ubicación del epicentro corregida 4.7 km (2.9 mi) al NE.
Update Fri, 4 Dec 2020, 18:15
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Nicoya, Costa Rica
4.7 quake 84 Km Al Sur De Ostional, Costa Rica, 4 Dec 12.10 pm (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 84 Km Al Sur De Ostional, Costa Rica, 4 Dec 12.10 pm (GMT -6)
Just 5 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Nicoya, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The tremor was recorded around noon on Friday 4 December 2020 at 12.10 pm local time, at a shallow depth of 26 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nicoya (pop. 15,300) located 109 km from the epicenter, and Santa Cruz (pop. 12,300) 116 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 4 Dec 2020 18:10:15 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: viernes, 4 dic 2020 12:10 (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 4.6
Profundidad: 26.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 9.291°N / 85.841°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, Costa Rica)
Volcán mas cercano: Miravalles (183 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
74 km al SSO de Samara (pop: 1,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
105 km al SSO de Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
134 km al SO de Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
140 km al SO de Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
151 km al SSO de Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
156 km al SSO de Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
196 km al OSO de Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
203 km al OSO de San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
205 km al OSO de San Francisco de Heredia (Heredia) (pop: 21,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
206 km al OSO de San José (pop: 335,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 26.1°C (79 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from SW
Fuente primaria de datos: INETER
Energía liberada estimada: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
M 4.626 km80 Km Al Sur De Ostional, Costa RicaINETER
M 4.410 km76 Km SSW of Sámara, Costa RicaUSGS

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