Earthquakes in the world on July 6, 2014 (M4.5 or more) – Earthquake in Costa Rica

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Moderate earthquake at intermediate depth close to Canas, Costa Rica
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
ER I Felt A (not Listed) Earthquake Jul 06 23:59 4.6 0 MAP I Felt It
  • Tyrone, NM, USA - Globe of front door light fell & shattered. Wall cracks above double wide window on south side slightly widened.
  • Barra de Navidad, Mexico - At 5:15 AM, ( central standard time) 2 short jolts, one slightly stronger than the other. No damage noted, very short duration (only seconds) According to mexican earthquake site, epicenter 5 KM southeast of Cihuatlan, jalisco. Strength 4.4
  • Bandung, Indonesia - gempa terjadi berturut-turut 6 kali dalam waktu 3 jam! cukup menggetarkan dan membuat shock
  • USGS Ceva-i-ra, Fiji Jul 06 22:11 4.8 43 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Vanuatu Islands Region Jul 06 22:11 5.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Vanuatu Region Jul 06 22:11 5.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Port vila - No damage
  • GEOFON Ascension Island Region Jul 06 17:08 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ascension Island Region Jul 06 17:08 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Ascension Island Region Jul 06 17:08 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Celebes Sea Jul 06 16:07 4.7 548 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Tabiauan, Philippines Jul 06 16:07 4.7 546 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Fiji Islands Region Jul 06 15:37 5.0 563 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Fiji Region Jul 06 15:37 5.0 560 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ndoi Island, Fiji Jul 06 15:37 5.0 552 MAP I Felt It
    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 Vanuatu Islands Jul 06 10:13 4.8 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Luganville, Vanuatu Jul 06 10:13 4.7 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Vanuatu Jul 06 10:13 4.7 55 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Neiafu, Tonga Jul 06 05:21 4.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Tonga Islands Region Jul 06 05:20 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Tonga Region Jul 06 05:20 4.7 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Layo, Peru Jul 06 03:08 5.0 61 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Central Peru Jul 06 03:08 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Peru Jul 06 03:08 5.0 60 MAP I Felt It INFO

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    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) ?
    People :
    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.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    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.
    Structures :
    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.
    Fittings :
    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) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    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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