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

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Jan 27 20:30 3.3 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Jan 26 20:50 3.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Jan 26 15:31 4.4 15 MAP
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 26 15:31 4.4 16 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Brasilito - Extremely short duration.
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 26 14:06 3.4 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 26 13:28 3.4 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 26 13:15 3.5 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 25 23:10 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 25 21:08 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 24 21:10 3.1 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 23 16:31 3.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 23 16:00 3.6 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 22 15:52 3.9 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 21 21:42 3.0 13 MAP
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 21 21:40 3.6 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Drake Bay - Bed, house and coffee cups shaking. First lasted 15 seconds, second a little less.
  • Esterillos oeste - I was asleep and awoke to the shaking and drawer handles tapping then went back to sleep then felt it again 30 min or so later .
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 21 17:15 3.7 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 21 14:43 4.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Quepos - My bed actually slid around a bit. No damage
  • Dominicalito - Felt my bed shaking and the ground beneath me moving. Happened at about 2am and then again about 20minutes later. We have a view of the ocean and there was a lot of lighting and thunderstorms.
  • Escaleras/uvita - Light shaking
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 21 14:05 3.3 3 MAP
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 21 13:56 3.2 3 MAP
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 21 13:50 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco - Vibrations in my bed. Woke me up but lasted only 15 seconds by the time I thought earthquake it was over No property damage
  • USGS Quepos, Costa Rica Jan 21 11:25 5.0 17 MAP
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 21 11:25 5.0 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Tinamaste - 1st wave 10 sec moderate shaking 2nd wave with less force but significant
  • Matapalo Puntarenas - Loud rattling. Pictures moved
  • GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 21 11:25 5.3 13 MAP
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jan 21 09:34 5.3 19 MAP
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 21 09:33 5.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Jose - Light shaking
  • San jose - Maybe 4 to 6 seconds of light shaking. Some creaking noises from furniture and doors. No visible damage.
  • JACO COSTA RICA - LIKE 8 SECONDS
  • Grecia - Moderate shaking
  • San José - It lasted about 45 seconds
  • Matapalo Puntarenas - Pictures moved. Loud rattling. Woke us up!
  • Drake Bay - I slept in a treehouse so the shaking felt pretty strong
  • san jose - Weak shaking
  • USGS Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica Jan 21 09:33 5.3 11 MAP
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jan 18 23:38 3.4 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 18 20:13 3.3 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 17 10:47 3.7 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 17 00:54 3.0 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 16 05:33 3.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 15 17:39 3.2 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 15 13:53 3.3 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 14 15:34 3.4 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 12 05:41 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 11 13:13 3.1 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 08 14:16 3.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 06 21:10 4.2 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Ramón - It was earlier this afternoon. It lasted a long time but was gently shaking. Maybe 8 seconds?
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jan 06 10:53 3.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jan 02 14:01 3.6 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jan 01 11:14 3.4 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 31 23:10 4.2 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Santiago, Costa Rica Dec 31 23:09 3.9 56 MAP
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 31 23:09 3.9 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 31 12:23 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Alajuela Central - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Costa Rica Dec 31 00:11 3.2 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 29 23:03 4.5 42 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Jaco - 10-15 seconds, no damage.
  • Monte verde - Moderate shaking
  • Monteverde - I was laying in bed and I felt the bed shake for about 2-3 seconds. I heard the building I was in shake as well, I thought it was a very strong wind at first.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Dec 29 20:21 3.3 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Pueblo Nuevo - Mere Seconds, at 5:05
  • EMSC Costa Rica Dec 29 17:52 3.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 29 14:55 3.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 29 12:56 3.2 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 29 01:36 3.7 9 MAP
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 29 01:34 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 28 22:59 3.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 28 13:05 3.5 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 27 18:35 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 26 18:28 3.3 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 26 01:17 3.6 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 26 00:46 3.3 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 25 21:13 3.5 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 25 19:52 3.5 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 25 19:28 3.5 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 24 01:29 3.5 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 23 17:00 3.2 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 23 15:35 4.2 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 21 23:28 3.7 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 21 13:01 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 21 12:03 3.3 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 21 11:36 4.2 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 20 23:38 3.1 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Mostar - Light shaking
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 20 20:54 3.4 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 20 13:25 3.4 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 20 03:50 3.1 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 20 02:24 3.3 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 19 17:13 3.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 19 15:30 3.1 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 18 21:13 3.1 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 18 14:14 3.4 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 18 12:34 3.1 3 MAP
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 18 11:42 3.3 3 MAP
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 18 03:27 3.8 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 17 21:44 3.3 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 15 23:01 3.3 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 15 20:13 3.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 15 17:14 3.0 87 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 15 15:31 3.1 44 MAP
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 15 15:28 4.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 14 21:50 3.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 14 18:28 3.6 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 14 15:43 4.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 14 15:08 3.5 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 14 12:28 3.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 14 02:01 3.2 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 13 14:23 4.8 28 MAP
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 13 14:23 4.8 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Dec 13 01:35 3.2 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Las Catalinas - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 12 13:19 3.3 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 11 17:31 3.8 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Dec 11 14:56 3.1 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Dec 10 02:14 3.5 14 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) ?
    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.
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    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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    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.