Costa Rica multi-source realtime earthquakes list – Lista sismos Costa Rica

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The list below shows the most recent Costa Rica earthquakes.
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Massive Quake hits Costa Rica and generates a lot of damage – Sept.5, 2012

No listed earthquakes means that there were NO recent earthquakes detected by USGS, EMSC and/or GEOFON.
Si no hay sismos listados significa que NO han habido sismos detectados por USGS, EMSC y/o GEOFON.

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Costa Rica time = UTC -6

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 25 02:53 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 25 02:53 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Jun 21 07:27 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Costa Rica Jun 21 07:27 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It
  • San Isidro Perez Zeledon - shaking walla, no damage
  • Limon - No damages!
  • Limon - It woke me up. My closet doors rattled and my bed shook. I checked but didn't find anything damaged and nothing had fallen off the walls or shelves.
  • Puerto Limon - Tremeu minha cama e acordei
  • San Jose - I live in a highrise (my condo is located 14 stories above ground level) in a suburb of San Jose. I was laying in bed and all of a sudden I could feel my building begin to sway. I knew right away that it was an earthquake. Felt nauseated for a short time. No visible damage.
  • Veragua Rainforest Research Station - I woke up to the rumbling and shaking. Knew it was an earthquake, and went right back to sleep. Lasted 5-10 minutes. Nothing damaged and nothing moved in my bedroom.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 21 07:27 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 20 19:32 4.5 32 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Siquirres, Costa Rica Jun 11 18:43 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jun 11 18:43 4.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cot, Costa Rica May 26 02:50 4.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Apr 28 07:33 4.6 74 MAP I Felt It
  • San Jose - six floor bed in hotel rolled back and forth about 10 times north to south movements.woke me and my wife up with concern. 4.8 april 28 2015
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Apr 28 07:33 4.8 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Juan de Santa Barbara - Felt at about 1:35 am. Light shaking. No damage.
  • USGS Pocosol, Costa Rica Apr 28 07:33 4.6 74 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Golfito, Costa Rica Apr 25 20:37 4.7 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Apr 25 20:37 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Apr 25 20:37 4.6 33 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Apr 03 18:42 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Uvita - Just a moment ago here in Uvita.
  • manuel antonio - Live upstairs little shaking
  • Perez Zeledon - Strong but short
  • Quepos - Felt and saw some movement
  • Turrialba - Two tremors were felt. One was preceed by a rumbling sound.
  • Escazú, San Jose - No damage - just felt 2 minor earthquakes within 15 minutes or so of each other.
  • Ojochal - Two tremors felt. Shaking, but no damage.
  • Dominical - Well just got hit with one violent shake followed by another smaller shake... Very weird feeling when the first one hit, it almost felt like a push from the Pacific ocean onto the mountain I live on. Usually the earthquakes here moves back and forth, but this one was like a one sided push.
  • San Gerardo de rivas - We felt it and then about 10minutes later we felt shaking again
  • San Ramon - Did not feel the earlier one, but did feel one at 12:08
  • Orosi de Cartago - Located in the (Orosi Valley) center of Costa Rica, 17 miles SE of San Jose, we had 3 different shocks about a minute apart. The last one was the strongest.
  • San Isidro del General - Effet de surprise, aucun dégat mais deux bonnes secousses espacées de 15 mn
  • Ojochal - keine Schäden - beim Hinausrennen aus dem Haus waren wir unsicher beim Auftreten, so stark rüttelte die Erde, erstes Beben 1.30 pm, zweites Beben 1.45 pm
  • Dominical - two shakes a few minutes apart
  • Playa Matapalo - No damage. We felt one vibration and then about fifteen minutes later we felt a longer tremble. Very noticeable.
  • San Antonio/Naranjo - Felt two tremors one right after the other one. First one was pretty strong. Felt like the earth was moving under the house. Windows rattled and dog woke up and wondered thatwas going on. Lasted about 5-10 seconds. Seconds later, felt a smaller one that lasted only a couple seconds and then everything was quiet again.
  • Puerto Viejo - J'ai sentie un balancement de ma maison sur pilotis..léger, mais assez pour aller voir a l'extérieur ce qui se passait !
  • EMSC Costa Rica Apr 03 18:42 4.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 31 17:05 4.4 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pocosol, Costa Rica Mar 31 17:05 4.4 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 31 17:05 4.4 93 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sabanilla, Costa Rica Mar 31 09:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 31 09:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 11 16:23 5.3 25 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 11 16:23 5.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playas del Coco - Have been through many earthquakes in several countries. This was weak, no damage, but detectable.
  • USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Mar 11 16:23 5.4 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 11 16:23 5.3 60 MAP I Felt It
    USGS San Vito, Costa Rica Feb 18 16:59 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Feb 18 16:59 4.5 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 18 13:12 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It
  • Rambor - No damage. Noticable bump and sound of thump.
  • ocotal, carillo, guanacaste - très brève secousse mais nettement percevable, peut 1 ou 2 secondes, aucun bruit
  • Ojochal - minor shaking... brief. 5 seconds. aftershock felt about 11am
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 18 13:12 4.5 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Samara - No property damage. Shaking of ground and building.
  • USGS Canas, Costa Rica Feb 18 13:12 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Feb 15 00:49 4.5 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Feb 15 00:49 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Jan 10 06:56 4.6 48 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 10 06:56 4.6 53 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 10 06:56 4.8 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 08 18:44 5.3 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 08 18:44 5.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    WCATWC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 08 08:55 6.7 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Veraguas - no damage...
  • Bocas - Hard shaking. Pictures and things on counter moved.
  • Panamá - Weak shaking in Panamá
  • Panama City - Dec 8, 2014 around 3:55 a.m. we felt a fairly strong quake. It was strong enough to make our parrot fall off of her perch and cause everything on the shelves to rattle loudly. I was in a rolling chair at my desk when it happened and got rolled around a little. The bird is fine, we are okay, and nothing was broken in our house.
  • Ciudad Neily - no damage. car alarms sounded outside. lasted several seconds. quake seemed to wake neighbors.
  • Panama - Some shaking at the office but fine, no damage or problems.
  • Chiriqui/Divala - Fuerte mas que el del sabado Todo se estremecio.. hasta el momemto no hay daños aqui
  • David - Pas de dommages secousse forte à 3H 50mn du matin ,puis très forte latérale, message d'un Français - Christian BISCARAT - ER : Merci de partager votre experience Christian
  • Puerto Armuelles - The whole house was shaking a lot for about 30 seconds, much more than two days ago. Some objects fell off the shelve and tile floors and walls cracked in several places.
  • Uvita - Woke us up in our hotel above Uvita.
  • San Carlos Panama - No damage that I am aware of. Building was swaying and I could hear water sloshing. Reservoir on roof I think - not sure. Seemed to last at least 30 seconds after I woke.
  • Boquete - Woke to about 30-45 seconds of shaking in our hotel room at The Haven. Pictures and bed swaying, but no damage.
  • Cocles de Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - I was awakened on the second story by the wooden house shaking and creaking. The shaking seems to have unbalanced a ceiling fan that was on and is now squeaking and wobbling. No other damage has been noticed.
  • Boquete, Chiriqui - Just before 4 am everyone in the house woke to shaking of the house. Things rattled, and my young daughter fell out of bed (she's fine) but nothing broke or fell of the wall. ER: Wow! Luckily nobody hurt
  • Sierpe - Woke up to rattling doors not strong shaking. Significant enough to wake me
  • Dolega - No damage just a ride on the shaking bed
  • Playa Zancudo - was in bed. shaking woke me up. lasted several seconds. caused hanging items to sway significantly.
  • San Pablo - Woke to the bed swaying like it was surfing on water. Furniture was rattling, and some items were shaken off shelves and tables.
  • Dolega - About quarter til 2 local time a minor quake in panama same area as big one this am
  • Boquete - A few seconds of mild shacking then fast stop
  • Boquete - It was the second one today so it was rather strange. But we are ok.
  • Dolphin Bay, Bocas del Toro - My house is on stilts so it shook quite a bit.
  • san jose - I felt the shaking lying in bed
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 08 08:54 6.5 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 08 08:54 6.5 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 06 17:21 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Nov 16 10:21 5.2 20 MAP I Felt It
  • Tamarindo - Violent shaking of windows.
  • Playa Flamingo - Awakened by shaking at 4am. The bed was shaking.
  • Playas del Coco - Nessun danno, risveglio improvviso ore 04:21
  • Playa Hermosa - First earthquake experience. No damage.
  • Westin-Conchal - Shook us out of bed at 4:21, windows rattled
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 16 10:21 5.2 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Nov 16 10:21 5.2 35 MAP I Felt It
  • Antiqua - Just movement for about 15 or 20 seconds don't think there was damage.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 02 09:26 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Antonio, Costa Rica Nov 01 08:23 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa del Coco - Tourist visiting and the building shook, my friend said "Did you feel that?"
  • Coco Costa Rica - no damage
  • USGS Golfito, Costa Rica Oct 16 05:41 4.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 16 05:41 4.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 14 03:31 4.5 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Oct 14 03:31 4.8 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Quepos, Costa Rica Oct 14 03:31 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 12 06:25 4.6 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Oct 12 06:25 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Corredor, Costa Rica Oct 10 10:52 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 10 10:52 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Oct 10 10:52 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Golfito, Costa Rica Oct 10 06:23 4.7 43 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 10 06:22 4.7 44 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Oct 10 06:22 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 08 05:41 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 08 05:41 4.8 52 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 25 09:23 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 25 09:23 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 20 13:08 4.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 20 13:08 4.5 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 18 13:14 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa Panama - No damage. Gentle swaying of buildings reported widely.
  • Playas del Coco - Strong jolt
  • Huacus - Was sitting on the sofa and felt slight shaking that lasted about 5 seconds. Dog woke from a sleep, looked round and went back to sleep.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 18 13:14 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 18 13:14 5.1 32 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 12 07:42 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 12 07:42 4.4 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 09 16:08 4.6 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 09 16:08 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puntarenas, Costa Rica Sep 09 16:08 4.6 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Chacarita, Costa Rica Sep 09 11:47 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Montezuma - I was jolted awake from sleep. It felt like something slammed into the house then shook it. Lasted only about 10-15 seconds. No damage noticed. Nothing fell.
  • Санта Тереза - Ночью проснулась от сильной тряски в кровати вокруг тоже все тряслось и шумело, находилась на первом этаже маленького дома на побережье. Так ка спала то не знаю сколько времени была тряска около минуты
  • EMSC Costa Rica Sep 09 11:47 4.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Aug 31 10:01 4.9 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 31 10:01 4.9 40 MAP I Felt It
  • San Isidro de. Coronado - Woke me up
  • grecia - shook the bed, woke me up
  • Quepos - It lasted maybe 4 to 5 seconds growing in intensity and then subsiding
  • esterillos este - le lit a tremblé...réveil
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 31 10:01 5.1 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 14 10:01 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 14 10:01 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tejar, Costa Rica Aug 07 08:50 4.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 07 08:50 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Ramon, Costa Rica - At first I thought it was a wind gust rattling the roof and then realized it was a quake. Had I not been awake I likely wouldn't have noticed. Kind eerie for this Ohio girl visiting!
  • Heredia - Double wave felt...woke me up quick
  • San Pedro, San Jose - lasted 10-12 seconds. Glass shaking, dog freaked out and everyone woke up.
  • Curridabat - I was awake for the quake- the rest of my family were asleep. I heard it coming, at first it sounded like a strong wind, then it sounded like the house was shifting around. It woke up most of my family because of the loud sound and strength of the quake
  • ciudad colon - At 2:50 in the morning woke me and my husband up. Felt like it lasted for about 20 seconds or less. This is the fourth one in the last couple of weeks.
  • Calle Blancos - Woke me up. Shook the house for a few seconds.
  • san jose - Strong enough to waken from sleep.
  • San José - 2:50 am sacudida rápida con movimiento de lámparas, con una profundidad de 15 km, 4,8 escala Richter ubicado Acosta.
  • Guacima - Felt house convulse for 2-3 seconds. Strong enough to shake the house. No damage.
  • 7TH FLOOR CONDO IN JACO - I WAS AWOKEN BY BY BED SHAKING WHICH LASTED AT LEAST FOR 20 SECONDS.
  • Parrita - I felt one fast strong shake about 2:40 - 3 in the morning.
  • escazu - A loud boom and the 7 story condo building shook so profoundly waking me out my sleep. It also woke other people up as I could hear their concern with talking very loudly. It was as if a loud fireworks had gone off right in the building. The whole building shaking for about 15 seconds was the scariest part.
  • San Jose - Nothing was damaged. Shake woke us from sleep.
  • heredia - È stato un botto molto forte, pochissimi secondi, ma intenso.
  • heredia - Pochissimi secondi, un botto molto forte.
  • San Ramon de Tres Rios - I was asleep, it woke me up. Lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Guadalupe - No damage, but woke us up and shook the windows, making loud noises. Lasted maybe 5-7 seconds, but we were out the door within 5 more seconds.
  • Manuel Antonio - Visiting from The Netherlands I was awake to feel my first earthquake.
  • Manuel Antonio - Just woke us up from a dead-sleep. Didn't last very long.
  • San Pedro, Montes de Oca - Awoke around 3:15 a.m. from light to moderate shaking. Nothing seems broken inside, still haven't made it outside, but I'm sure its fine. Most earthquakes I've been in are sudden and abrupt, but this one lasted what seemed 3-4 seconds of a stable moderate shake. No successive tremors last night, though for the last months since being back inCosta Rica, There have been constant MMI II, III, & IV
  • Guadalupe - It woke me up early in the morning to my windows were rattling together. I am not accustomed to earthquakes so I was unsure what it was at first, but then realized it was an earthquake
  • Alajuela - Woke me up...
  • Manuel Antonio - Around 3:50 am. Was already awake when it happened. Strong shaking as we are on the top floor of our hotel. Lasted maybe ten seconds or so, then some very light aftershocks.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 08:50 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tobosi, Costa Rica Jul 26 05:49 3.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 26 05:49 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 26 05:49 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 24 18:48 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sabanilla, Costa Rica Jul 24 18:48 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    OVSICORI Alajuela, Costa Rica Jul 24 18:48 4.7 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro de Poas - no damages
  • Santa Gertrudis Sur - 5 second shake...then 10 seconds of a long wave
  • Alejuela - No damage
  • Santa Ana - No damage noted.
  • San Isidro de Grecia - No damage, just some shaking for about 10 - 15 seconds.
  • Atenas - No damage- about 10 seconds of shaking
  • Atenas - No damage, just a sharp jolt. The local paper reports it at 4.3 in La Guacima de Alajuela.
  • Atenas - No apparent damage
  • escazu - heard the sounds of a what sounded like a train then felt the ground and the House shaking ,items on shelves & my desk rattled for what seemed a long time but it was really short but stronger then stopped with complete silence !
  • Atenas - No damage noted
  • Santa Ana - Aucun dégât
  • El Rodeo near Cuidad Colon - everything shook for several seconds and everyone felt it. The shaking was strong enough and long enough that I am surprised there is not damage. One neighbor reports that the ground looked like waves before the shaking began.
  • Curidibat - Sound and trembling with building shaking 10 seconds
  • Jaco - Light shaking and a slow swaying, duration less than 10 seconds
  • La Garita - Was standing in the pool and felt the bottom of it slide under my feet and heard what I can only describe as a sonic sound vibration move past me into the houses and structures near me.
  • santa ana - No damage but Horrfying few seconds experinced firs time in life
  • Santa Barbara - Since it was windy, I figured it was the wind, but I was up and active inside the house; it was more the sound I heard of a good sudden jolt/thunk, then it was done. I realized it was a shaker when neighbours, quite surprised, came over and asked if I felt it, then family was calling the house to see if I felt it.
  • Belen - was in the classroom. shook the computer and table.
  • Poas National Park - No damage, slight shaking for <1 second
  • Sarchi Norte - No damage, just moderate shaking for about 10 - 15 seconds, floor lamp and TV shaking considerably.
  • ciudad colon - it was real and terrifying. I thought the world was comin to an end
  • Atenas - No property damage but significant shaking.
  • Grecia - We live on the 2nd floor and it felt like the floor drop out from beneath us. 5-10 seconds of shaking. Not a whole lot of shaking goin on...
  • Santa Ana - Brief and weak, and felt another weaker shake at 10:32 local time
  • San Jose - O edificio de 3 andares onde moro moveu todo, a minha cama onde eu estaba na altura, a penteadeira e as portas de vidro agitaram bastante, as duas ultimas parecíam que haveriam de quebrar
  • San Isidro de el General - Pas de dégât, très légère secousse
  • USGS Pejibaye, Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Santa Gertrudis Sur - 3 small waves
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 16 22:10 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.3 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nandayure, Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 10 02:59 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canas, Costa Rica Jul 06 11:42 4.9 65 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 06 11:42 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 06 11:42 4.9 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tambor, Costa Rica - 5:30 am. Property is not damaged.
  • San Luis / Tilaran - Shook the house for maybr 5-10 seconds
  • Fortuna - Lying in bed. Both myself and my girlfriend were woken up by light shaking
  • Nosara - no damage
  • Playa Negra - Felt shaking twice within a minute at 5:45 am. Second shock was stronger than the first one. No damage.
  • Playa Negra - Woken up by the quake from sleep. Shook the house for a few seconds. The dog ran into the room to check on me!
  • Monteverde - woke me up
  • Hermosa-Jaco - Strong enough to wake me up, but not enough to scare me to get out of bed,,,,
  • Arenal - We had about 15 second of tremors
  • Atenas - light tremor, woke me up. .
  • Nosara - 10 seconds of moderate shaking, woke us up but wasn't rattling
  • Samara - No damage
  • Nosara - My husband and I were sleeping and we both woke up. We felt the bed shake and the windows were rattling. Experienced water leakage from a pipe connected to hot water heater.
  • Monte Verde - Strong enough to wake both me and my husband. Having never felt an earthquake before, it was quite scary. However, so quick we did nothing. Didn't get out of bed, but had difficult time going back to sleep.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 25 11:45 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Alfombra, Baru - around 10:20 PM (?), house shaking, popping sounds, seemed to stopped then a slight tremor continued
  • San José - I was laying in my bed and heard a rumble and then felt the shaking. It lasted maybe ten seconds. Felt as strong as the one last week in Cartago. 4.3 or above
  • San Isidro de Heredia - It was strong enough to wake me up, but nothing fell or was damaged.
  • San José - 11: 50 pm Fuerte sacudida en muy corto tiempo 4.5 escala Richter en provincia de Cartago.
  • Alajuela - No damages at all, just a continuous soft shaking, not a vertical strong vibration as yesterdays, but horizontal this time. Much lighting in the sky during and after the event.No breeze or wind.
  • San Jose - mild shaking for less than 10 secs...dog was startled & started barking

  • Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
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    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
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    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
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    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
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    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Hazel KITE says:

      woke up to loud rumbling and then our hotel shaking violently with the walls moving from side to side.This was my first earthquake and very scary

    2. Penelope del Toboso says:

      This shake was very strong and lasted quiet a bit. I was prepared for something worst. Fortunately it passed. Let’s hope there are no more replicas.

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