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Latest quakes in or near Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica - list, stats and map

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Mag. 3.0 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 3.4 North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica - Feb 15, 2024 -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 19:49 GMT -
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There were no significant confirmed earthquakes in or near Esparza in the past 24 hours.
In the past 30 days, Esparza has had 15 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 3.4:
  • 9 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3

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Showing all recent or significant quakes in the past 30 days, magnitude 0 or higher, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance (15 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Feb 28, 06:54 pm (Costa Rica)
Feb 29, 00:54 GMT
3.0

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
Info
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 28, 01:13 pm (Costa Rica)
Feb 28, 19:13 GMT
3.1

9 km
57 km southwest of San Jose, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
Info
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 27, 08:12 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 27, 14:12 GMT

2.4

6 km
14 km west of San Jose, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica Info
Feb 27, 05:08 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 27, 11:08 GMT
3.0

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 36 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
Info
Monday, February 26, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 26, 09:06 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 26, 15:06 GMT

2.7

15 km
34 km west of San Rafael Abajo, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica Info
Saturday, February 24, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 23, 07:17 pm (Costa Rica)
Feb 24, 01:17 GMT
3.2

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 32 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Info
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
Feb 21, 01:01 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 21, 07:01 GMT

2.2

5 km
27 km southeast of Canas, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica Info
Feb 21, 01:01 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 21, 07:01 GMT
3.1

24 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Info
Monday, February 19, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 19, 08:08 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 19, 14:08 GMT

3.1

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Info
Friday, February 16, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 15, 07:27 pm (Costa Rica)
Feb 16, 01:27 GMT

3.4

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Info
Thursday, February 15, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 15, 03:19 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 15, 09:19 GMT
2.4

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 23 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica Info
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.5 x 1010 joules (9.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 8.26 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Heredia, Costa Rica: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Earthquake statistics

Number of quakes per year

Note:
The apparent increase in the number of quakes since around 2010 is not because seismic activity has increased, but mostly due to three factors:
1) We only started to systematically collect seismic data for smaller quakes worldwide since 2010.
2) The number of seismic networks around the world and their sensitivity to detect smaller quakes has increased drastically in recent years.
3) Data availability through the internet has increased significantly as well. Many national agencies only started reporting earthquakes publicly in the past 10 years or so.

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 1,500 quakes on average per year in or near Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.41 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.4 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 5.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 74 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 145 quakes per year (or 12.1 quakes per month)
Esparza has a very high level of seismic activity. Esparza has had at least 7 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of recent quakes in or near Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, by magnitude

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3 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (5 in total as 100%)
7+
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no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
3 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (60%)
2+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (40%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (15 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
-
no quakes Mag 4 or higher
3+
9 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (60%)
2+
6 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (40%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (813 in total as 100%)
7+
-
no quakes Mag 7 or higher
6+
-
no quakes Mag 6 or higher
5+
-
no quakes Mag 5 or higher
4+
21 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (2.58%)
3+
318 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (39.11%)
2+
468 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (57.56%)
below M2
6 quakes
(0.74%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 7 days5 quakesno data23----
Past 30 days15 quakesno data69----
Past 3 years813 quakes646831821---
Magnitude 1.0+, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance, updated

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Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
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Esparza Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica?

Esparza has a very high level of seismic activity. Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 1,500 quakes on average per year in or near Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Esparza has had at least 7 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

When was the latest earthquake in Esparza?

The last earthquake in Esparza occurred 3 days ago and had a magnitude of 3.0:

Mag. 3.0 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 44 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica -

A light magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Costa Rica in the late afternoon of Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 at 6.54 pm local time (America/Costa Rica GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 20 km (12 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

How many quakes were there in Esparza in the past 30 days?

In the past 30 days, Esparza has had 9 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 6 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Esparza in the past 30 days?

The strongest earthquake in Esparza in the past 30 days had a magnitude of 3.4 and occurred 2 weeks ago:

Mag. 3.4 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica - Feb 15, 2024 -

A light magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Costa Rica in the late afternoon of Thursday, Feb 15, 2024 at 7.27 pm local time (America/Costa Rica GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 6 km (3.7 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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Largest Quakes in or near Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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