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Latest quakes in or near Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica - list, stats and map

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Mag. 2.8 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 47 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica -
Strongest past 30 daysMag. 3.5 North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica -
Updated: Mar 2, 2024 04:31 GMT -
Find all latest earthquakes in or near Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica, in our list below, updated every minute! Events are often reported within minutes. If you just felt a quake in or near Orotina, find out which quakes are happening right now!

Number of quakes per year

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In the past 24 hours, Orotina has had 3 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 3.0.

In the past 30 days, Orotina has had 24 quakes of magnitudes above 2 and up to 3.5:

  • 13 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 11 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 (24 quakes):
Date and TimeMag
Depth
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Mar 1, 04:26 am (Costa Rica)
Mar 1, 10:26 GMT

2.8

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 47 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica More
Mar 1, 04:03 am (Costa Rica)
Mar 1, 10:03 GMT

3.0

24 km
North Pacific Ocean, 59 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Feb 29, 10:43 pm (Costa Rica)
Mar 1, 04:43 GMT

2.3

7 km
13 km west of San Jose, Provincia de San José, Costa Rica More
Thursday, February 29, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
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
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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 GMT (3 quakes)
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
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Feb 28, 10:01 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 28, 16:01 GMT

3.5

18 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Feb 28, 08:31 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 28, 14:31 GMT

3.2

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 48 km southwest of San Rafael Abajo, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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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 More
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
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Monday, February 26, 2024 GMT (2 quakes)
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 More
Feb 26, 07:28 am (Costa Rica)
Feb 26, 13:28 GMT

3.2

19 km
North Pacific Ocean, 47 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT - 1 report
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 5.9 x 1010 joules (16.3 megawatt hours, equivalent to 14 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 1,900 quakes on average per year in or near Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica:
  • Mag. 7 or higher: 0.01 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 100 years)
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.07 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 14.3 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 0.47 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 2.1 years)
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 9.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 97 quakes per year
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 190 quakes per year (or 15.9 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 191 quakes per year (or 16 quakes per month)
Orotina has a very high level of seismic activity. Orotina has had at least 8 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 Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica, by magnitude

Past 24 hours
7 days
30 days
365 days
3 years
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Mag
 
Number of quakes (3 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+
1 quake
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (33.33%)
2+
2 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (66.67%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (11 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+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (63.64%)
2+
4 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (36.36%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (24 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+
13 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (54.17%)
2+
11 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (45.83%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (393 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+
7 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (1.78%)
3+
116 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (29.52%)
2+
262 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (66.67%)
below M2
8 quakes
(2.04%)
Mag
 
Number of quakes (999 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+
24 quakes
betw. Mag 4 - 5 (2.4%)
3+
400 quakes
betw. Mag 3 - 4 (40.04%)
2+
564 quakes
betw. Mag 2 - 3 (56.46%)
below M2
11 quakes
(1.1%)
Total number<M2M2+M3+M4+M5+M6+M7+
Past 24 hours3 quakes-21----
Past 7 days11 quakes-47----
Past 30 days24 quakes-1113----
Past 365 days393 quakes82621167---
Past 3 years999 quakes1156440024---
Magnitude 1.0+, within up to 50 km (31 mi) distance, updated

Number of earthquakes over time

Past 90 days
30 days
7 days
24 hours
2023
2024 so far
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Number of earthquakes over time: 2023
Number of earthquakes over time: 2024 so far

Orotina Earthquake FAQ

How frequent are earthquakes in or near Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica?

Orotina 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 1,900 quakes on average per year in or near Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica. Orotina has had at least 8 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 Orotina?

The last earthquake in Orotina occurred 18 hours ago and had a magnitude of 2.8:

Mag. 2.8 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 47 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica -

A light magnitude 2.8 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Costa Rica in the early morning of Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 4.26 am local time (America/Costa Rica GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 17 km (11 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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

In the past 30 days, Orotina has had 13 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 11 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0.

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

The strongest earthquake in Orotina in the past 30 days had a magnitude of 3.5 and occurred 3 days ago:

Mag. 3.5 earthquake North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica -

A light magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurred under the sea near the coast of  Costa Rica in the morning of Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024 at 10.01 am local time (America/Costa Rica GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 18 km (11 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

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Largest Quakes in or near Orotina, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica

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