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Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Panama, 24 km east of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:56 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Panama, 24 km east of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:56 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.0 earthquake - Panama, 24 km east of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:56 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.0 earthquake at 5 km depth

26 Jan 01:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 26, 2023 00:56:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 6:56 pm (GMT -6)
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.9°N / 82.77°W (Provincia de Puntarenas, Panama)
Antipode8.9°S / 97.23°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoBaru (27 km / 17 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) NNE of Piedra Candela (Chiriquí) (pop: 648) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) NE of Rio Sereno (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
20 km (12 mi) NW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí) (pop: 10,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (14 mi) WNW of Cerro Punta (Chiriquí) (pop: 1,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) ENE of San Vito (Puntarenas, Costa Rica) (pop: 3,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NNE of Corredor (Ciudad Neily, Puntarenas, Costa Rica) (pop: 7,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (24 mi) WNW of Boquete (Chiriquí) (pop: 6,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
357 km (222 mi) W of Panama (Panamá) (pop: 408,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 16.1°C (61 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 109 joules (554 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
3.31 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionRaspberryShake
3.215 kmCosta Rica: 6 Km Al Norte De Sabalito, Coto Brus.RSN


Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 191 km / 119 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Heredia, Costa Rica: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Playa brasilito (54.1 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s

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