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.
La siguiente lista muestra los sismos de Costa Rica más reciente.
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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 Nov 22 18:03 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Nov 22 13:40 3.4 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Nov 22 13:26 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Nov 22 13:26 4.6 22 MAP I Felt It
  • Jaco - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 22 03:02 3.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 23:06 4.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 22:30 3.6 26 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 22:18 3.4 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 09:08 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 08:56 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 21 03:50 3.2 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 21 03:19 3.6 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 20 09:27 3.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 20 03:35 4.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 19 22:54 3.4 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 19 15:47 3.6 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 19 04:58 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 19 03:28 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 23:50 4.5 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 18 21:21 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 19:33 3.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 19:25 4.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 17:56 4.1 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 14:40 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 11:36 3.6 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 18 09:14 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 18 00:43 4.0 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 17 17:11 3.5 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 17 02:17 3.5 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 17 00:13 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 16 20:19 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 16 14:23 3.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 16 13:07 4.2 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 16 11:45 3.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 16 11:30 4.0 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 16 05:03 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco - Just a slight vibration/sound lasting about one second. The seismic activity here of late has got me immediately reacting when I feel one so I can get out of the house and out in the open. The 6.5 event Nov. 12 (the epicenter was right here) was quite strong.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 16 03:51 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 16 00:58 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 15 21:48 4.8 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 15 20:12 4.0 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 15 09:39 3.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 15 00:34 3.5 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 23:08 3.5 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 22:37 4.2 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Costa Rica Nov 14 21:21 5.1 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 21:21 4.9 14 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Nov 14 21:21 4.9 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 16:28 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jose - Moderate shaking
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 16:06 4.5 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 14 09:56 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 08:23 3.7 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 08:09 3.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 05:41 4.1 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 14 05:15 3.7 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 14 05:11 3.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 14 04:29 3.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 23:41 3.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Esteillos Oeste - Was Short, maybe 3-5 seconds..two wee petty close together (minute or two)... Ready for these to stop!
  • Upala - Bed was moving for a few seconds, 10 most, nothing else happened. It just felt different from passing traffic etc. which is why I noticed. This felt like slow horizontal movement.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 23:05 3.3 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jose - Started out with slight shaking, but continued to strengthen until it stopped after about 20-30 seconds.
  • Playa Hermosa - In a rental villa. No damage. Shaking lasted good 10 seconds.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 22:53 3.2 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 22:28 3.2 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 19:00 3.9 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 18:10 3.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 13 16:31 3.6 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 14:14 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 11:50 4.3 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 13 11:41 4.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 13 11:10 3.6 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 10:47 3.5 91 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 10:36 3.7 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 09:27 4.0 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 08:25 4.4 20 MAP I Felt It
  • Manuel Antonio - Strong shaking
  • Barco Quebrado - Weak shaking
  • Belen - Yesterday lasted about 5 seconds and no damage to property
  • USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Nov 13 08:25 4.4 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco - Minor damage to our 8 story building, it\'s built in 3 sections vertically. The connection spots left the stone/tile floor broken around the vertical connection spots in it\'s construction. Lamps and pictures fell inside my third floor condo. The 1st quake was the worst, lasting maybe 20 seconds and then another significant but smaller quake hit minutes later. The 1st quake was strongest.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 08:14 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 07:27 3.8 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 06:56 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 06:32 3.7 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 05:58 3.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 05:31 3.7 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 05:15 3.9 15 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 03:11 3.8 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Manuel Antonio - Moderate shaking
  • Lake arenal - Moderate shaking
  • Manuel Antonio - Strong shaking
  • Guanecaste - 10 seconds
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 02:57 3.6 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 02:52 3.4 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San jose - Strong shaking
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 02:50 3.7 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Parrita, Costa Rica Nov 13 02:28 6.5 19 MAP I Felt It
  • La Palma de Puriscal - 10 seconds, window rattled, no damage,
  • Sarchi - Walls and floors moving in different directions. Windows creaking, animals alarmed, lasted about 45 seconds was was followed by a small aftershock about 2 minutes later.
  • Puerto viejo de La Talamanca - Moderate shaking
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Nov 13 02:28 6.6 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Uvita - No damage, just waves in the pool bouncing back and forth for a couple of minutes after.
  • Atenas - felt about a 5. lasted about 30 seconds
  • Bocas del Toro - House swaying, a few seconds
  • Santa Ana - Couple.of seconds shaking then stopped and then happened again
  • Santa Ana - Not experienced with earthquakes but we just had what I would call a minor one with a lesser aftershock.
  • Cahuita - Moderate shaking
  • ATENAS - Approximately 15 seconds
  • La Fortuna - Lasted approximately 10 seconds. I\\\'m staying at the Arenal Springs Hotel. No damage in my room at all.
  • Tinamaste - No damage, about 20 seconds shaking, noticable rolling motion.
  • San Jose - About 30 seconds, no damage to be seen.
  • AlaJuela - No damage , lasted 3 seconds
  • Puerto Viejo - 20-30 seconds, entire house waved as if it had become a boat tossed around at sea
  • la fortuna - Staying near Arenal volcano. Building shook 3 times, lasting a several seconds each. 6.8 reportedly, south of Puntarenas.
  • Tilaran - About 10 seconds, started, stopped then started again.
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Weak shaking
  • Heredia - Moderate shaking
  • Jaco - Scary shaking for about a minute and a half here n Jaco area. 11/12/17 at 9pm ish.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Nov 13 00:54 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tilaran - Maybe 10 seconds total, started, stopped, and started again.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 12 10:58 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Arenal - 35 seconds
  • Manzanillo - The whole house was shaking for several seconds Ago
  • Tarcoles - 2/3 seconds, 1 minute ago a after shock but very light, less than a second
  • Heredia - Seemed like 30 seconds and chandeliers were moving a lot.
  • Dominical - Windows and doors loudly vibrating, hanging lights swaying, pool water swaying, at least 10 to 12 seconds.
  • Playa del Coco - Shaking lasting 20seconds at 8:28 local time, no damage noted
  • Grecia, Alajuela - No damage but longer than normal 15 seconds
  • San josa - 10 seconds, no damages
  • San Jose - About 30 seconds. Table was shaking/rocking. No visible damage to our home. Our cat tried to warn us and was meowing loudly right before it happened!
  • Las Tumbas de Baru - It lasted a long time, at least 30 seconds, if not more. It made me dizzy. The chandeliers were swaying and the Christmas tree ornaments were swinging and jingling on the tree.
  • Atenas - A 10 seconds +, rolling ground.
  • San jose - Durée :15/20 secondes Murs ont tremblés, les cintres du placard ont fait pas mal de bruit. Les lumières publiques de la ville ont bougés.
  • Montezuma - Light shaking
  • Arenal - About 20 seconds then very slight vibrations 15 min afterwards. Objects rattled. No damage
  • MataPolo - No damage to property - shaking lasted about 10 seconds
  • Cahuita - Weak shaking
  • San Jose - It lasted about twelve seconds.
  • Alto La Palma - Light shaking lasting 20 or 30 seconds, windows and doors rattling.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 12 10:52 4.2 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Nov 11 09:28 3.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 11 09:04 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 11 04:12 3.7 4 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 11 04:11 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 11 03:20 3.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 10 04:43 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 10 04:07 3.7 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 10 00:08 3.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 09 01:47 3.8 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 08 18:40 4.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Nov 08 07:33 3.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jose - Maybe 3 seconds,just a bump bottom up and up and down a bit.
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Nov 06 19:49 3.8 23 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    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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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    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.
    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) ?
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    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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    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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