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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 44km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica on Thursday, 5 September 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 50km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica on Thursday, 5 September 2013

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 50km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica on Thursday, 5 September 2013
5 Sep 12:44 UTC: Premier à signaler: USGS après 15 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 5 September 2013 12:29 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, September 05, 2013 06:29:15
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.5857°N / 86.1065°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Orosí (77 km / 48 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
68 km NW de Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300)
73 km W de Liberia (pop: 45,400)
79 km SW de San Juan del Sur (pop: 7,800)
154 km S de Masaya (pop: 130,100)
173 km S de Managua (pop: 973,100)
179 km S de Tipitapa (pop: 127,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 5 Sep 12:29 UTCM 5.9 / 48 km OFF COAST OF COSTA RICAEMSC
Thu, 5 Sep 12:29 UTCM 5.8 / 24 km New ZealandGFZ
Thu, 5 Sep 12:29 UTCM 6.0 / 18 km50km W of Sardinal, New ZealandUSGS
Thu, 5 Sep 12:29 UTCM 5.9 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER
Thu, 5 Sep 12:29 UTCM 6.0 / 18 kmW of Sardinal, New ZealandGeoAu

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San Jose, Tryp Hotel / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Playa Hermosa Guanacaste Costa Rica (46.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Awakened to swaying of building and swaying continued until we got outside.
Surfside Potrero / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Playas del Coco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tamarindo Costa Rica (43.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tambor (151.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
riu palace / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tilaran-Lake Arenal / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Just having a cup of coffee and my chair wobbled back and forth about 4 times.The dog took off and jumped on the bed.
Playa Hermosa (Costa Rica, 42 km E of epicenter) : Been through 2 big ones in California and one here in Costa Rica. We are near the beach in a ground floor condo unit that is 3 stories. Woke up thinking I was on a boat and hit rough water. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: 50km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica, 5 Sep 2013 12h29

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (43 quakes):
  • 23 Feb 2014 18:04 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Feb 2014 16:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Dec 2013 05:43 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    25.5 km (15.8 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Dec 2013 05:05 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    63.7 km (39.6 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 03 Dec 2013 14:30 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    7.9 km (4.9 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 23 Nov 2013 07:55 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    178.1 km (110.7 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 18 Nov 2013 13:17 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 18 Nov 2013 00:06 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Nov 2013 15:00 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 14 Nov 2013 09:38 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 13 Nov 2013 01:53 UTC
    | M 2.8 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 11 Nov 2013 03:51 UTC
    | M 2.7 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 04 Nov 2013 09:08 UTC
    | M 2.6 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 29 Oct 2013 12:45 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 23 Oct 2013 03:45 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • 16 Oct 2013 03:30 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | OVSICORI | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 50km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica on Thursday, 5 September 2013
 

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