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Latest quakes in or near Costa Rica in the past 48 hours on Friday, December 2, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 2, 2022 12:06 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 1 quake above magnitude 5
  • 5 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 8 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3

Latest quake: Mag. 2.9 | North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of Nicaragua, Departamento de Rivas, Nicaragua -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.1 | North Pacific Ocean, 92 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near Costa Rica (updated )

Past 24 hours7 quakes3 quakes M2+3 quakes M3+0 quakes M4+1 quake M5+
Past 7 days86 quakes55 quakes M2+26 quakes M3+2 quakes M4+2 quakes M5+
Past 30 days390 quakes200 quakes M2+155 quakes M3+27 quakes M4+2 quakes M5+
Past 90 days1,192 quakes559 quakes M2+518 quakes M3+92 quakes M4+4 quakes M5+1 quake M6+
Past 365 days3,502 quakes1,489 quakes M2+1,693 quakes M3+260 quakes M4+9 quakes M5+3 quakes M6+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (14 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Friday, December 2, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Dec 2, 2022 3:40 am (GMT -6) (Dec 2, 2022 09:40 GMT)
2.9

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of Nicaragua, Nicaragua More
Dec 1, 2022 11:36 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 2, 2022 04:36 GMT)
3.1

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km south of Pedregal, Panama
I FELT IT
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Dec 1, 2022 7:37 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 2, 2022 01:37 GMT)
3.9

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua
I FELT IT
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Thursday, December 1, 2022 GMT (9 quakes)
Dec 1, 2022 1:27 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2022 19:27 GMT)
2.8

30 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km southwest of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua More
Dec 1, 2022 12:38 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2022 18:38 GMT)
2.2

9 km
Provincia de San José, 21 km southwest of Cartago, Costa Rica More
Dec 1, 2022 1:24 pm (GMT -5) (Dec 1, 2022 18:24 GMT)
3.2

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 114 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama
I FELT IT
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Dec 1, 2022 8:30 am (GMT -5) (Dec 1, 2022 13:30 GMT)
5.1

38 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama
I FELT IT - 4 reports
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Dec 1, 2022 3:39 am (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2022 09:39 GMT)
2.6

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 27 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica More
Dec 1, 2022 3:30 am (GMT -5) (Dec 1, 2022 08:30 GMT)
2.7

12 km
8.9 km southwest of Concepcion, Bugaba District, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama More
Dec 1, 2022 1:09 am (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2022 07:09 GMT)
2.8

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 121 km south of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica More
Nov 30, 2022 9:54 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2022 03:54 GMT)
2.7

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 46 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica More
Nov 30, 2022 8:50 pm (GMT -6) (Dec 1, 2022 02:50 GMT)
2.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km south of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica More
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Nov 30, 2022 3:29 pm (GMT -6) (Nov 30, 2022 21:29 GMT)
3.5

3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 79 km southwest of San Isidro, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Nov 30, 2022 7:52 am (GMT -6) (Nov 30, 2022 13:52 GMT)
3.7

19 km
13 km west of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica
I FELT IT
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 2.9 x 1012 joules (808 megawatt hours, equivalent to 695 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Heredia, Costa Rica: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
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Costa Rica Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Costa Rica?

The last earthquake in Costa Rica occurred 2 hours and 26 minutes ago: Weak mag. 2.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of Nicaragua, Nicaragua, on Friday, Dec 2, 2022 at 3:40 am (GMT -6).

How many quakes were there in Costa Rica in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, Costa Rica had 14 quakes up to magnitude 5.1.

What was the strongest quake in Costa Rica in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in Costa Rica in the past 48 hours occurred 23 hours ago: Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 92 km south of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, Panama, on Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 8:30 am (GMT -5).

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