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 Apr 16 13:37 4.7 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Puerto Armuelles, Chiriqui - very strong jolt and weak shake The whole thing only about 20 seconds here in Puerto Armuelles
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Apr 16 13:37 4.7 45 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Juntas, Costa Rica Mar 10 18:01 4.6 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa Panama, Guanacaste - No damage here. Felt the table and house shake. Saw a report that it was a 4.5 with the epicenter near Puntarenas.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Mar 10 18:01 4.5 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 10 18:01 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nicoya, Costa Rica Mar 05 21:15 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • playa guiones - Third floor apartment no damage, things fell off the shelves.
  • Playa Guiones - No damage. Sitting in a swimming pool when the earthquake was felt as a double jolt. Heard it milliseconds when the building next door audibly rattled.
  • Guiones - Initially thought one of the heavy equipment operates struck the building, as there is ongoing finishing of the landscaping here, but as the gentler movements after the initial shock pulsed through the pool deck, my friends from California smiled and stated, just and earthquake! Brian Gillis ...Canada
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 05 21:15 4.6 46 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 05 21:15 4.6 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Nicoya, Costa Rica Mar 02 15:36 4.5 55 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Mar 02 15:36 4.5 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Mar 02 15:36 4.7 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 16 19:21 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 16 19:21 4.7 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco, Costa Rica - Sounded like a train first then about 3-4 seconds of heavy shaking
  • jaco, Costa Rica - it just felt like the ground fell with a huge thud. this happened twice, location laco costa rica
  • Jaco, Costa Rica - I think it was about a 5.4, no train sound for me, just moderate shaking for about 15 seconds. Nothing fell, no damage.
  • Jaco Beach, Costa Rica - Felt the earthquake earlier this week off of Jaco Beach. Sitting on the bed using the computer - this time the entire bed shook a great deal. I jumped up and ran into living room of condo (very short distance) and room was still shaking....Felt bigger for sure than earlier this week but maybe it was closer. Anxious to see where this one was centered and how big.
  • Jaco, Costa Rica - On balcony...felt swaying got up ready to go outside, but was done before I knew it
  • jaco - a quick jolt then a second jolt
  • USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Feb 12 20:38 4.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Feb 12 20:38 4.5 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Feb 12 20:38 4.5 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco Beach - I was sitting in a chair watching the news looking at my smart phone. My chair and table began lightly vibrating which caused me look up. I looked over and a t-shirt on the counter was swaying for no reason.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 30 03:20 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 30 03:20 4.4 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tejar, Costa Rica Jan 30 03:20 4.3 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jose - between light and moderate shaking, rattling of fixtures around 7:40 pm Costa Rica time (Central Std.)
  • San Jose - Estoy en la cuarta planta del Crown Plaza Hotel en San Jose. Ha temblado el edificio, y se ha notado un tiron importante en la habitacion. Hora: 7:40, mas o menos.
  • Dominical - Light tremor, table and windows shook a little
  • Uvita - Felt light shaking at about 8:10pm and then felt another light shaking about 15 minutes later.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 30 01:40 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Isidro los Altos - Started with a light shake and then strong quick shake!
  • Grecia - you could feel it coming before the strong shaking and now we have been rolling slightly for 7 minutes
  • San Jose - little picture movement on the walls, rattling windows 2 or 3 seconds. Jan 29th 7:47pm.
  • Santa Ana - tremor was very strong but didn't last long
  • Alfombra, Baru - dogs barking for about three minutes then a very short big whack - roof jumped. nothing damaged
  • heredia - Strong tremor. Walls shook
  • Platanilla - No damage, 2 sec shake.
  • Tinamaste - Strong shaking no damage. Lasted about 5 seconds.
  • heredia - rustig een filmpje kijken op de stoel, begint in eens alles te schudden. duidelijk een aardbeving en niet zo'n kleintje ook!
  • Escazú - It was scary, and there was a certain tingling in the air before it arrived, and I was so frightened I hid under on of the door frames until it didn't seem as if it would return.
  • Trojas, Valverde Vega - The house made a loud creak like a big gust of wind, then another similar jolt a few seconds apart, heard it more than felt it.
  • San jose - Durée environ 10 secondes. Hotel vibrait, bruit sourd.
  • Santo Domingo - Sitting in chair. Rocked side to side
  • Santiago Perez Zeledon - Windows rattled...assumed tremors caused
  • Playa Uvita - Around 8:00 P.M. on Jan. 29th 2014 strong shake
  • Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica - strong jolt, didn't last long. moved some furniture!
  • San Rafael de Escazu - Very brief (5 seconds) light shaking, rattled doors, at 9:20 pm Central time on Jan 29 ; second one this evening. Earlier one at 7:40 pm Cental was stronger and lasted 10-15 seconds.
  • Los altos de San Isidro - Lasted longer than the one about one hour ago! Shaking but no damage.
  • Uvita - La maison a vassillé !!!
  • Ciiudad Colon - Happened around 7:30 pm; just felt another light shaking afew minutes ago. No damage. Here on vacation, have been in other earthquakes, so recognized what it was immediately.
  • Drake Bay - We felt mild shaking
  • Quepos/Manuel Antonio - Je l'ai senti quelques secondes
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 30 01:40 4.3 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tejar, Costa Rica Jan 30 01:40 4.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 17 21:02 5.2 24 MAP I Felt It
  • Samara - My friend noticed it for all I knew it could have been a truck driving by. But there were definitely a few noticeable shakes that many of us noticed.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 17 21:02 5.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Lagunilla, Heredia - 4th Floor. It was not that strong but was long
  • Playa Samara - It was only a 10-15 second shake.
  • Montezuma - Strong but short shake. Felt deep.
  • San Jose - light tremmors
  • Atenas - a slight jolt
  • Vuelta de Jorco - Se sintio fuerte y largo
  • Montezuma - Big strong jolt.
  • playa hermosa - no damage, definite quake
  • Mal Pais - Very quick, strong shake.
  • Quepos - I was watching a movie and we felt a small shake it was likely a 4 or less still waiting to here
  • Jaco - Inside condo, concrete construction, first floor. About 15-20 second rolling shaking. Waves appeared larger than usual for a few minutes, up to about 2m.
  • Jaco - no damage
  • Montezuma - Courte durée
  • Atenas - No property damage.
  • Playa Coytote - Outside on tile patio, concrete slab. 15-20 seconds moderate shaking, patio and roof/cover structure moving visibly.
  • USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Jan 17 21:02 5.2 16 MAP I Felt It
  • Jaco - No damage that I know. Just doors rattling and pictures shaking. This is the third one I have experienced here and the strongest and longest.
  • Playa Hermosa - Felt 2 big shakes
  • Jaco - At a hotel in Playa Hermosa, bed and everything else in room shook lightly for a second or two than a stronger shake for 4-5 seconds.
  • Los Sueños - Rumbling as if large truck went by followed by one large jolt. Not too long. About three or four seconds for entire experience.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 11 05:10 4.0 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Ramon, Costa Rica Jan 11 05:10 4.2 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Escazu - heard a couple of screws dropping down in the ceiling in the hotel we are staying in. Wyndham Garden Hotel, Escazu
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 11 05:10 4.2 60 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 05 19:06 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 05 19:06 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 28 07:25 4.4 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 28 07:25 4.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 23 08:59 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 23 08:59 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Dec 22 22:52 4.5 98 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Grecia - no damage, lasted about 3 seconds
  • San Ramon - No damage, fast, hard, shake, lots of noise
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 21 01:39 4.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 21 01:39 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Samara, Costa Rica Dec 21 01:39 4.6 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Monteverde - Was sitting at a table and noticed everything inside the house started to vibrate a little, glasses made a little noise clattering in the cupoards/shelves and felt as if the washing machine was right beside me on high. This lasted 10 - 20 seconds
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 19 03:05 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 19 03:05 4.6 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Cruz, Costa Rica Dec 13 12:47 4.2 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 10 17:28 4.9 64 MAP I Felt It
  • Diriamba - Swaying of bed and light fixtures
  • Coco - no damage in our condo
  • Tola - It was a short earthquake. Not a lot of shaking or noise. The TV was swaying and that is about it.
  • Barrio Josefina - No damage here, very quick, light shaking.
  • Tola, Rivas - Today at 17:28 there was a distinct strong jolt with minor reverberation for about 1 sec. Last night there was a weak shaking for about two seconds that caused a 1/8th inch fissure in the concrete wall of the pulpería next to my casita. No damage of note in my casita. I'm from California and have experienced a variety of many strong and weak tremblors in the past.
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Dec 10 17:28 4.9 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Proximo da Piscina - Apenas um baruljo , leve tremor
  • Tamarindo - leve tremor
  • USGS Liberia, Costa Rica Dec 10 17:28 5.1 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 27 15:28 5.0 52 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 27 15:28 5.0 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • boquete - Loud rumble shaking for 10 seconds
  • Las Lajas - Just k´littek shaky no damage but here seldem damage
  • Boquete - Long duration maybe 15 seconds
  • Changuinola - Temblor de poca fuerza, que no causo daños.
  • Boquete - Light fixtures swaying...wow.
  • Boquete - Eating breakfast at 10:25 am, when moderate shaking for about 15 - 20 seconds. Ran to hold tv from tipping over on stand. Lost Internet for about 20 minutes. No loss of power this time.
  • San Isidro del General - No none damage at this time.
  • Boquete - Lengthy shaking, displaced shelved items, swaying ceiling fans, no structural damage, strongest in 7 years,
  • David - Almost always we feel earthquakes but this was a little bit stronger.
  • Bocas del Toro - Woke up because whole bed was shaking. Lasted only a few seconds.
  • Puerto Armuelles - My whole house was shaking strongly for about 15 seconds and I saw my 50 inch tv shaking side to side. My wall picture was tilted 6 inches. The strongest one I felt in over one year and a half of living here.
  • Santo Domingo - Primero se escucho un zumbido luego vino el temblor fuerte no hay daños en esctructuras hasta el momento
  • Aquacate - Sitting on our balcony, felt shaking for a few seconds...house is on stilts...Aquacate is about 16 miles south of Bocas del Toro near Laguna Chirqui
  • David - Gentle rocking feeling for about 5 seconds. No damage.
  • David - Strong shaking about 10 sec. Pictures on wall crooked but nothing fell.
  • Dominical - felt it for approx 6-7 sec no damage - dogs barking prior and during
  • Puerto Viejo - Assise à une terrasse d'un restaurent , très faible secousse ressentie par mon conjoint.
  • David - I am aware of no damage
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 26 22:34 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Oct 26 22:34 4.6 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tobosi, Costa Rica Oct 24 04:10 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Oct 24 04:10 3.7 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 09 17:02 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Pedro, San Jose - I was sitting at the table in my apartment on the 3rd floor, and felt the shaking, it lasted for about 10 seconds.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Oct 09 17:02 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 24 03:41 4.6 27 MAP I Felt It
  • Santa Tecla, El Salavador - Two tremors, about 10 mins apart. First one weaker than the second.
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Sep 24 03:41 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Boquete - at about 22:43 local time, shaking for about 15 seconds
  • Golfito, Costa Rica - 60701 zip code shortly before 10 p.m.
  • Bocas del Toro - Felt weak shaking for just a few seconds.
  • David, Prov. de Chiriqui - like shaking. It was at about 10:30 in the eve.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 22 14:45 4.3 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 22 14:45 4.6 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 22 14:45 4.6 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 23:54 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 05 23:54 4.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 05 23:54 4.8 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 05 22:34 4.4 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 22:34 4.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 22:34 4.6 31 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 14:16 4.5 30 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 14:16 4.5 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 14:16 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 12:29 5.8 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Playa Avellana - Shook in a north-south direction for about 3 seconds.
  • Tamarindo - Two strong jolts and some shaking.
  • Tamarindo - One slow shake followed by a strong and prolonged one!
  • JW Marriott - Didn't last long... Only a few seconds.
  • Pacific Heights - Potrero - House at altitude of 250m... Wife felt it first, said "that's a quake, did you feel it ?"... then another wave came and we ran outside since we were right near open door.
  • Matapalo - Two jolts, the second being the strongest. About 20 seconds in length total.
  • Playa del Coco - Two shakes, one shorter than other.
  • Tamarindo - Weak shake followed by strong shake and residual shaking.
  • Tamarindo - It didn't knock me off the chair but I moved. It was more of a rolling feeling.
  • Playa Potrero - Maybe 10 to 15 seconds felt shaking.
  • Tamarindo - It hit hard and then had another softer quake.
  • Playa Conchal - Around 5-10 seconds of moderate shaking. It was followed about a minute later by a 1-2 second aftershock.
  • Playa Grande - I awoke from sleeping, this was the first earthquake I've experienced, but I had no doubt that it was one.
  • Tola, Nicaragua - Felt weak shaking for 20 to 30 seconds. No strong jolts just weak shaking for extended period.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Sep 05 12:29 5.9 48 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Sep 05 12:29 6.0 41 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Costa Rica Sep 01 06:28 4.6 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dominical - Strong but short shake
  • Dominical - Very strong short shaking
  • Drake BAy - Woke up with a strong jolt to the bed. Only shook twice noticeably, but two rather violent shakes. Only lasted for a second or two.
  • Dominical - My wife slept through it.
  • USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Sep 01 06:28 4.5 21 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Sep 01 06:28 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 27 19:51 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 27 19:51 4.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Las Brisas, San Vito de Coto Brus - Sudden short jolt that was quite obvious but moderate.
  • USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Aug 12 05:19 5.1 42 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 12 05:19 5.0 48 MAP I Felt It
  • Chiclayo - Noticiable horizontal shake from east to west, about 5 seconds. Long Vibration about 10 seconds
  • Sardinal, Costa Rica - Fluid back and forth motion. No damage.
  • Playa Poyrero - No big whup.
  • Nuevo Arenal - Felt like someone bumped into the chair I was sitting in
  • sabalito de Tilaran - Nice back and fourth swaying. Was awake but had I been sleeping I wouldn't have felt it. Enough to shake me up a bit! :)
  • San Jose, Costa Rica - On the tenth floor of the Crowne Plaza Corobici near downtown San Jose,C.Rica. Building sway was obvious.
  • Potrero - I thought a heavy truck was driving by, but then I realized there aren't heavy trucks here the way there is at home in Chicago. The shaking lasted less than a minute.
  • Monteverde - We are at a hotel here in Monteverde. The bed and room shook.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 12 05:19 5.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 11 20:35 4.5 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Boquete - What's weird is that pwr went out about 2 minutes before quake & came back on just before we felt the quake. Dennis
  • Villa Ana, David - Sounded like a loud bang. House shook, windows rattled and one wall cracked in bedroom. This is a two year old house and well built. It lasted about 3 to 5 seconds....no after aftershock.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 09 14:30 3.5 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 13 01:56 4.1 36 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 13 01:56 4.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 23 20:00 5.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tilaran, Guanacaste, CR - Definitely felt this quake - seemed to last about 25 seconds.
  • Sarapiqui (La Sevla Biological Station) - La Selva Biological Station, in field and felt strong shaking for several minutes
  • Nosara - I was laying on the ground when I felt a small shake. Then the small shake turned into a large rumble and very noticeable back and fourth movement of the entire ground. The building I was in made creaking sounds.
  • Santa Teresa, Nicoya - Strong shake, very quick, only one small aftershock so far
  • Nicoya - I was watching cricket match from Birmingham and suddenly it was shaking all the roof top and the ground as well. It came twice and lasted like 5-10 seconds.
  • Nosarra, CR - 20 seconds... small aftershock of 5 seconds (approx)
  • Nosara Playa Peladas - All of a sudden the ground started shaking and then it was over.....Will there be more?
  • Nosara - Strong shaking throughout the entire house
  • Nosara - Moderate shaking in nosara near playa guionies. Probably lasted10 sec. Long enough for the restaurant to clear out!
  • Nosara - Live in Playa Pelada. Felt a shimmy then about 20 minutes later a strong quake. House shook hard and made noise. A few things walked but nothing broken. Not as terrifying as the big one in September but a big wake up call.
  • Nosara - We felt and heard the 3.7 quake a few minutes before the 5.8 hit. The 5.8 made the whole house shake hard. We ran outside and it was over. A few pictures and things came off the walls but no damage.
  • Jaco - Was on the 7th floor of a hotel and felt/saw the building sway back and forward for a few minutes.
  • Guanacaste - Definitely felt it. Like no other feeling. Not particularly scary, but very unique feeling.
  • Jaco Beach - Was a light one. Reading in bed, swaying back and forth and the lights, too. After August 2012, it is always a scare, unfortunately.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jun 23 20:00 5.1 30 MAP I Felt It
  • jaco - Just less than 5 minutes ago felt the house shake for about 15 minutes
  • Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica - Light shaking for about 15 seconds, hanging plants and wind chimes swaying.
  • Playas del Coco - After the one from 2012, I must be honest, I am more alert than ever before. This one I could only feel for less than 5 sec. And nothing broke this time.
  • SanIsidro de Grecia - Very weak shaking.
  • Los Pargos, Playa Negra, Guanacaste - We felt the shake from the Earthquake for approximately 40 seconds...starting light and cresting stronger. Strong shake. Today, (June 23,2013) there is a super moon and the tide is high. We live on the ocean. Hope it's over.
  • Langosta - My first guess was a 5.2, felt two smaller two days ago but no report. Just a sharp jolt.
  • Marbella - Windows shaking violently but short earthquake, moderate aftershocks.
  • Tamarindo - We were inside and I felt the whole house sway and the ground below ripple. Lasted about 2 seconds.
  • Carrillo - Laying on hammock under a rancho. Felt like gust of wind was going to pull roof off. When I stood I felt the ground shaking. Friends in pool say the whole pools hook.
  • Playa Flamingo - Weak shaking for 5-10 seconds nothing broken.
  • Barva de Heredia - Gentle rocking, fairly strong.
  • Playas del Coco - I was sitting in my chair when I noticed that at first it was a weak tremor and then a few seconds later my chair shook and the walls and then I myself seemed to shake. There was no creaking of the walls but definitely the room shook for 5 seconds.
  • Santa Elena, Monteverde - Just a little bit of shaking
  • Poas Alajuela - Moderate to strong but lasting a long time.
  • Chirco de Santa Cruz, Gte - Standing on the front porch, felt the shaking; notable because of length of time we felt the shaking go on.
  • Santiago, San Ramon - Nothing rattled, but could definetly fell the shaking, several after shocks
  • Atenas - At 14:01 felt weak shaking for about 15 seconds, Now 51 minutes later no more shaking.
  • Santa Teresa - A good shutter here then small shake later.
  • Montezuma - Light shaking initially, progressing to stronger sideways shaking after a few seconds. Lasted about 10 seconds total.
  • Tamarindo - On the 3rd floor of a building, we felt a rumbling and the building shook enough for glassware to clink together. About 10 seconds long.
  • Samara - Rumble and shaking of the building for a few seconds.
  • Tamarindo - My first earthquake ever..
  • Javilla - Shaking for 3-5 seconds, nothing fell off of shelves or anything but I felt my legs give out and the entire hotel where I was staying shook pretty strongly
  • San José, Av.10 - Fue muy suave, pero abundante el bamboleo. Duró cinco segundos.
  • Samara - Deoderant fell off the shelf into the toilet :
  • Santa Teresa - (Standing outside at resort and the everything around began to shake.
  • Tamarindo - Didn't last very long may be 5 seconds but definitely felt it.
  • Herradura - Shaking
  • Playa Brasilito - maybe 2 seconds
  • Pital de San Carlos - Assis sur ma chaise, j'ai senti un mouvement ondulatoire aller-retour, qui m' fait bouger sur ma chaise. Très courte durée 2-3 secondes.
  • Playa Flamingo - Light shaking but definitely felt like an earthquake.
  • Londres, Costa Rica - I was in bed reading and felt the earth move. Looked up and the lights where moving back and forth.
  • Playa guiones - Strong rumble for 7-10 seconds
  • Playa Samara - Building shook for a few seconds,hanging doors shook, and some glassware broke in our hotel. Didn't know what had happened it was over so quick. Actually thought a car had slammed into the building or something when I heard the rumble and crash. Didn't know it was a quake till the registration guy said it was.
  • Giones - At hotel bar and everything started shaking. Staff/guests ran out to parking lot....crossed off my bucket list
  • Santa Teresa - It felt like a truck hit the house. One big shake.
  • USGS Costa Rica Jun 23 20:00 5.2 18 MAP I Felt It
  • Tamarindo - I though someone was playing a trick on me and shaking my chair. Lasted 5-10 seconds. 10 of us felt it on the balcony we were on.
  • GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 10 00:57 4.2 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bocas del toro panama - was awoken by a loud deep rumbling which lasted a few seconds before our hotel on stilts on the water began shaking violently and moving from side to side.very scary
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jun 10 00:57 4.2 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jun 08 23:58 4.6 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Langosta - Just a jolt most much my guess was a 4.0
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 08 23:58 4.7 80 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Off The Coast Of Costa Rica Jun 08 23:58 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • playas del coco - very light shaking movement
  • Playa Guiones, Nosara - Small shake in the house
  • Esperanza de Nosara - Table was shaking, I wondered if it was an earthquake, but nothing else seemed to be moving/rattling
  • USGS Costa Rica Jun 08 07:50 3.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Panama-costa Rica Border Region May 27 09:41 5.7 19 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region May 27 09:41 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Oroville, Ca - We live in the hills of Oroville about 8 miles up the hill, i was laying in my bed and it started shaking and i thought it was my dogs but it got a little worse and pics on my wall started shaking, and my grandaughter come running out of her room screaming my beds shanking! it freaked us out. Not looking forward to any more. its crazy!!! but some day a big one is going to come. Its good to be perpared.
  • Escazu - Moderate shaking
  • Puerto Viejo - Light to moderate shaking.
  • Volcan - Les meubles ont commencé à bouger À 4h45 environs
  • Dominical - We live at the beach and it woke us up with no problem.. strong here!
  • Puerto Viejo - House was shaking
  • Puerto Viejo - In Puerto Viejo Costa Rica...bed was shaking for about 10-20 seconds... Got up to find shelter under something. Didn't feel a second shake
  • Boquete - lite rumbling house rattled lamps swinging, 10sec. shaker
  • Manzanillo/Limon - my house was shaking and trembling. strong enough to set off my security alarm!
  • Tuis, Costa Rica - Bed rocked back and forth and up and down. Could hear windows flexing.
  • La Rita , Pococi, Limon - only felt about 30% as strong as in september 2012 when a bridge over rio sucio colapsed.
  • playa las lajas - Bed shook; building swayed slightly
  • Cocles / Puerto Viejo CR - bed felt like it was on a bowl of jello.
  • Bocas del Toro - Strong enough to wake me. Rolling waves of movement for 20 seconds. No damage or power outage in the middle ofg Bocas town.
  • Zancudo, Costa Rica - I live on the beach in Zancudo. It woke me up. The house was swaying and the bed was shaking. Lasted 5 to 10 seconds. My house is old and on pylons. I was a bit nervous. No damage.
  • Grecia, Alajuela - wind chimes sounding, hanging plants swaying
  • Isla Bastimentos - We have a large wood structured hostel, it moved beds and made doors impossible to open...strong enough to wake me up right away!
  • Quepos, Costa Rica - Two waves of shaking. First woke me from a deep sleep. Second was strong enough to start the baby's wind up mobile music box over his crib. Eerie.
  • Boquete - Second floor bedroom bed shook and moved. Jumped up, was noticeable when walking. Lasted for 10-20 seconds. Don't want to experience one stronger!
  • La Fortuna Costa Rica - In royal corin hotel. Felt building and bed shake at 3:47 am. Lasted about 5 seconds
  • Boquete, Panama - started off strong and then waned in intensity over about 20-30 seconds. This was the third one in two days and the strongest in a long time
  • E of San Jose 6k' alt near Irazu - Woke up to 2 or 3 hard shakes followed by some minor ones. No damage noticed...yet.
  • Jacob, C.R. - Woke me up from a sound sleep. Seemed to go on for quite some time. Our 10 story building was swaying pretty good, but I am from California, USA so I rolled over and went back to sleep
  • puerto viejo de limon - Me despertó el terremoto, toda la casa estaba moviendo, bueno es una casa de madera.
  • El Castillo (La Fortuna) - Ground floor at Essence Arenal hostel. Two waves. First woke me from a deep sleep. Second very looong. Felt bed shake for 7 seconds
  • Isla colon - Bed moved a lot but no falling objects. Freaked out the dog and got the monkey's howling.
  • Parrita - Bed was shaking, went to back of house turned on lights and water was splashing out of pool.
  • erez Zeledon - House shook with churning action. Articles knocked over. The strongest I have ever felt here in 8 years. Superficial crack in front of house appeared near door frame. House is less than 10 years old. Area is in foothills of Talamanca mountains above Sta. Elena.
  • boquete - Loud rumbling noise and strong shaking
  • cahuita - Woke me up. I live in wooden house which swayed with the earth as it shook. The motion seemed to last for several seconds.
  • Manuel Antonio Costa Rica - woken from sleep . . . felt someone had shaken the bed
  • Cahuita - Woke up to strong shaking
  • Uvita - Felt beds shaking
  • san josé - Le tremblement m'a réveillé, le lit tremblait réellement.
  • Volcan, Panama - 2 initial moderately abrupt lateral shocks followed by +/- 10 seconds of light rolling type feel.
  • San Jose - Woke up because our apartment was shaking. It lasted about 20 seconds.
  • Boquete - We were awakened at about 4:45 am today by shaking and also we heard a loud rumbling sound. It did not last long, less than a few seconds, but we both awoke at the same time, which shows it was strong and loud.
  • Dolphin Bay, Bocas - As long as no one gets hurt it is actually kind of exiting to feel mother natures force. It was really cool hearing the howlers and the birds upset about being woken before dawn. I am sure glad how ever that i was not perched on top of a tall tree when it started shaking that would of got me howling as well i am sure.
  • Changuinola - I was thrown out of bed at about 4:45 am. The shaking seemed to be long and steady.
  • USGS Panama-costa Rica Border Region May 27 09:41 5.6 11 MAP I Felt It
  • near Pto Jimenez - We were about 15 km NW of Pto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula. felt two waves of light shaking perhaps 5-10 seconds apart. wasn't sure it was a quake until we heard about it via internet.
  • USGS Costa Rica May 13 00:50 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica May 13 00:50 4.4 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica May 12 23:56 4.3 39 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Costa Rica May 12 23:56 4.3 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Costa Rica May 05 09:04 3.4 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Escazu - Two short, sharp "bangs"
  • San pedros - I woke up to the bed moving and windows shaking
  • Tres Rios - Was sleeping and shake woke up all the house members
  • San Jose - very short, ie 2-3 seconds
  • Jaco, Central Pacific.. - Did not feel anything over here.
  • GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica May 02 09:40 4.0 11 MAP I Felt It
  • Nosara - quick and fast, moderate shaking
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica May 02 09:40 4.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
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    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    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.
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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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    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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