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 Costa Rica Sep 25 12:31 4.1 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Sep 15 09:50 4.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 13 11:13 4.1 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Sep 03 22:06 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • jaco - it was 3 seconds a moderate shaking
  • san jose - 4 second strong shake
  • Platanillo - No damage
  • Naranjo de Alajuela - Strong shaking lasting about 20 seconds. Windows were creaking and pictures on the walls were moving but did not fall. I was sitting at my computer and could feel the floor shifting under my feet. The floor was going one way and my chair another.
  • Tinamastes, Perez Zeledon - Shaking continued for about 10 seconds. No damage at our house, but our neighbors' picture frame shook off of a table.
  • Santa Ana - Pas dégat
  • Grecia - no property damage. shook maybe 5 seconds. husband heard it coming about 10 seconds prior.
  • San Jose - Woke up my cat.Strong shaking but no damage at all. National university says it was a 5.3 on the Richter scale.Depth:18 km, epicenter in the central pacific area located 15.4 km north of Dominical, province of Puntarenas.
  • Tres Rios - Eating at an outdoor restaurant east of San Jose. Tables and glass visibly shook. Cool experience.
  • Dominical - No damage, just a really good shake.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 03 22:06 4.7 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Sep 03 22:06 4.7 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 30 15:48 4.3 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Aug 25 13:34 4.1 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Manzanillo - 6-8 seconds of light shaking, no damage
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 17 16:06 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Marcos, Costa Rica Aug 17 16:06 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • paraiso, cartago - No damage. Felt it like a slight surge in the ocean with a tad side motion. Very mild. The animals only stopped to warily look about and then continued their business. (Cats & dogs)
  • Tinamastes, Perez Zeledon - Light shaking for 10 to 15 seconds. Our dog got agitated. No damage.
  • Atenas - Some large sliding doors may have cracked along the frames; one door will not close properly.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 17 16:06 4.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 09 06:25 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Corredor, Costa Rica Aug 09 06:24 4.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 09 06:24 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Roxana, Costa Rica Aug 07 06:09 4.5 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 06:09 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 25 00:32 4.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Isidro, Costa Rica Jul 25 00:32 4.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 08 13:05 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 08 13:05 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tilaran, Costa Rica Jul 03 02:16 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 03 02:16 5.1 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 03 02:16 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Fortuna, Costa Rica Jul 03 01:58 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 03 01:58 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 03 01:58 5.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Nueva Arenal - It felt less like shaking and more like being on a boat in rough seas.
  • Nuevo Arenal - The bed was shaking so much that I thought a dog was scratching excessively... then saw the things swinging on the walls! Exciting!
  • Sabanilla (Between Naranjo and Sarchi - In bed, could feel the bed shaking side to side. Lasted about 15 seconds.
  • Nuevo Arenal - Windows rattled, house shaked just before 7 pm local time and at 7.18 pm
  • Nuevo Arenal - Shook my chair, didn't knock anything off shelves. Really could see tables and shelves moving back and forth. Very strange but sort of amazing. Now let's put our breakables close to the floor. Hold on for dear life!!!!!!
  • Aguacate - Light fixtures moving and felt sofa moving back and forth
  • El Castillo - House shook for about 10 seconds while on Holidays
  • Nuevo Arenal - House and windows rattled just before 7 pm local time and another one 20 minutes later
  • Paraiso - Shook the house for approximately 10-15 Sec. 20 minutes later a moderate shaking of the house fo 10 seconds.
  • Playa Panama - Felt a very small shaking of our chairs and table for about 2 to 3 seconds
  • San Luis - No damage just shook the house
  • Rincon de la Vieja - Was sitting at hacienda guachapelin when we felt the shaking, noticed the table moving, and drink rack swaying
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 30 10:34 4.5 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 30 10:34 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 15 18:17 4.4 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Puerto Armuelles - just a couple of seconds.
  • USGS Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 15 18:17 4.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 15 18:17 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 05 21:20 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canoas, Costa Rica Jun 05 21:20 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 05 21:20 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Parrita, Costa Rica May 31 06:12 4.3 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica May 09 20:37 4.6 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region May 04 07:04 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Apr 27 02:28 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 17 19:56 3.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Mar 17 19:56 3.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 09 03:21 4.6 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 09 03:21 4.6 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 20 11:31 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 20 11:31 5.2 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dominical - birds got loud before sunrise and then gentle shaking. short lived
  • Pueblo Bahia Drake - Bref, 5 secondes, rien de spéciale à signaler. Les oiseaux chantaient et ne semblent pas avoir été perturbés.
  • USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Feb 20 11:31 4.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 01 14:25 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 01 14:25 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Matina, Costa Rica Feb 01 14:25 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 31 11:38 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 31 11:38 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 16 16:58 4.7 21 MAP I Felt It
  • Manuel antonio - House swayed...no damage
  • Costa rica - Stuff around the house shaking
  • quepos - Noticeable earthquake which would have been scary but it only seemed to last a few seconds.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 16 16:58 4.8 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Quepos, Costa Rica Jan 16 16:58 4.9 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 14 16:40 4.7 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 14 16:40 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Quepos, Costa Rica Jan 14 16:40 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 03 07:06 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Boquete - I live on the 3rd floor of a building and was surprised when the entire building shook for a few seconds around 2 AM. I thought maybe there had been a small explosion or a truck had hit the building.
  • Boquete - Watching TV & felt a slight tremor before 2 am. At 2:05 ish the tremor was much stronger. The sofa shook and the room shook slightly. There was also a slight noise.
  • Boquete - i live at 5300 ft on a mountian as i went to lay down early in the morning i felt the tremmor
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 03 07:06 4.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 11 20:56 3.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Pablo, Costa Rica Dec 11 20:56 3.3 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 10 00:03 4.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Javilla, Guanacaste - Strong but brief shake. Windows rattled in my sturdy house. Rumbling sound from earth.
  • Nosara - house shook
  • Samara - I was sitting on my bed and it started moving, I thought an animal was underneath my bed, then the whole house started shaking as if a large hand grabbed the roof and just shook back and forth. You could feel the rumbling of the earth. Then it sounded like someone karate kicked my door. It lasted 20 to 30 seconds and started around 6:05pm approximately. It was light to moderate. First time for me. I saw others on Twitter that felt it, but no news about it.
  • Samara - Like a truck ran into the house. Just 1 giant shake!
  • Samara - Short but strong jolt. Was a relatively loud stroke - at least indoors.
  • USGS Samara, Costa Rica Dec 10 00:03 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 28 23:47 4.9 33 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 28 23:47 4.8 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Nov 28 23:47 4.9 27 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Nov 21 23:58 4.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Uvita - We were on vacationing when, while eating dinner on the couch, it felt like someone was kicking or bouncing my chair. I looked up and, a few seconds later, a stronger wave hit and we could all tell it was an earthquake. My chair bounced up and down and if I was standing I would have fallen.I panicked and didn't know whether to run outside or not because I could see and hear the house shake. The doors and shutters shook and so did the cabinets and other things. We were all really scared but okay.
  • Uvita - We are vacationing in Costa Rica. We were sitting on the couch while eating dinner when it felt like someone was kicking or bouncing my chair. I looked up and a stronger wave hit a few seconds later. It was unmistakably an earthquake. I didn't know whether or not I should run outside because the house was shaking so badly. If I had been standing I definately would have fallen. The doors and windows shook and things moved. My sister started crying but I'm thankful we're all okay.
  • Alfomba - We were inside a well constructed home above Dominical at 880 meters. An obvious wave shake then more intense, then a pause, then longer in duration. Everyone noticed it.
  • Ojochal - I was sitting in bed and felt a shake, then another slightly longer shake. I thought it was my husband kicking in the bed, but having been in an earthquake before, I had a feeling that's what it was :)
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 23:58 4.5 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Samara, Costa Rica Nov 11 12:08 5.1 25 MAP I Felt It
  • Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste - Woke me up with several small jostles.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 11 12:08 5.2 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 11 12:08 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 02 10:36 4.6 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 02 10:36 4.6 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 02 10:23 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 02 10:23 4.5 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Oct 31 17:34 4.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 31 17:34 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 31 15:10 4.6 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Angeles, Costa Rica Oct 31 15:10 4.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Quepos, Costa Rica Oct 01 17:51 4.2 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Heredia - moderate not too bad, but scary :)
  • Downtown San Jose - Could feel the vibration in my feet and legs. Glass rattled but no damage. Short duration, approx. 5 seconds.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Oct 01 17:51 4.2 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Samara, Costa Rica Sep 22 15:06 4.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 22 15:06 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 22 15:06 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 19 03:05 4.4 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Canoas, Costa Rica Sep 19 03:05 4.4 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Golfito, Costa Rica Jul 10 11:46 4.6 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 10 11:46 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 10 11:46 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It 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

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
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    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
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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.
    Fittings :
    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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    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    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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