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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 21 km southeast of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 7:56 pm (GMT -6) -

Updated: Jan 27, 2023 11:43 GMT -
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Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 21 km southeast of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 7:56 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 3.9 earthquake - 21 km southeast of Ciudad de Limon, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 7:56 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 3.9 earthquake at 10 km depth

26 Jan 02:03 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 6 minutes.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 26, 2023 01:56:52 UTC -
Local time at epicenterWednesday, Jan 25, 2023 at 7:56 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude3.9
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude9.82°N / 82.95°W (Limon, Provincia de Limon, Costa Rica)
Antipode9.82°S / 97.05°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTurrialba (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (9 mi) NW of Cahuita (Limón) (pop: 646) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Ciudad de Limon (Limón) (pop: 63,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) SE of Matino (Limón) (pop: 2,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) NW of Sixaola (Limón) (pop: 1,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) ESE of Siquirres (Limón) (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) E of Turrialba (Cartago) (pop: 29,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) ENE of San Isidro (San José) (pop: 34,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
125 km (78 mi) E of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 23.8°C (75 F), humidity: 97%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released4.5 x 1010 joules (12.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 10.7 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
3.910 kmPANAMA-COSTA RICA BORDER REGIONEMSC
3.323 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionRaspberryShake
3.418 kmCosta Rica: 11 Km Al Noreste De Sabalito, Coto Brus.RSN

Seismograms

Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 129 km / 80 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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Date and time GMTMag
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22 km
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20 km
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25 km
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25 km
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15 km
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6.7

25 km
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25 km
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20 km
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79 km
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6.6

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33 km
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10 km
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33 km
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6.5

28 km
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33 km
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35 km
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27 km
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40 km
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35 km
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35 km
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20 km
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20 km
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19 km
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25 km
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33 km
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5.7

29 km
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Mar 27, 1966 18:53
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5.7

25 km
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Jan 13, 1959 08:34
64 years ago
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30 km
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Aug 22, 1951 05:41
71 years ago
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15 km
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May 27, 2013 09:41
10 years ago
5.6

11 km
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23 years ago
5.6

33 km
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56 km
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5 years ago
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41 km
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19 years ago
5.5

13 km
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Jun 2, 1987 03:11
36 years ago
5.5

40 km
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Sep 25, 1985 12:09
37 years ago
5.5

38 km
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Apr 3, 1983 03:04
40 years ago
5.5

33 km
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Aug 17, 1982 18:24
40 years ago
5.5

47 km
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Dec 20, 1976 10:18
46 years ago
5.5

66 km
124km / 77mi76 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Oct 15, 1957 04:02
65 years ago
5.5

35 km
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Jan 21, 2020 09:33
3 years ago
5.4

19 km
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Jul 23, 2001 22:31
22 years ago
5.4

33 km
124km / 77mi85 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Oct 1, 1998 20:44
24 years ago
5.4

31 km
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Nov 10, 1991 08:20
31 years ago
5.4

37 km
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Apr 22, 1991 22:19
32 years ago
5.4

10 km
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Apr 22, 1991 22:08
32 years ago
5.4

10 km
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Feb 26, 1989 12:21
34 years ago
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Apr 3, 1983 05:49
40 years ago
5.4

33 km
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Apr 3, 1983 03:00
40 years ago
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