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Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 14 km northeast of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:49 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 14 km northeast of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:49 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.4 earthquake - 14 km northeast of San Vito, Coto Brus, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:49 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 11 km depth

27 Jan 03:52 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 2 minutes.
27 Jan 04:32: Magnitude recalculated from 3.4 to 3.9. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 18.0 to 16.0 km (from 11.2 to 9.9 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.5 km (2.2 mi) towards SSW.
27 Jan 05:32: Magnitude recalculated from 3.9 to 3.4. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 10.6 km (from 9.9 to 6.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 7.3 km (4.6 mi) towards WSW.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 27, 2023 03:49:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 9:49 pm (GMT -6)
Depth10.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude8.9232°N / 82.8946°W (Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Antipode8.923°S / 97.105°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoBaru (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities12 km (8 mi) NNW of Rio Sereno (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NE of San Vito (Puntarenas) (pop: 3,980) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) N of Corredor (Ciudad Neily, Puntarenas) (pop: 7,080) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) WNW of Volcan (Bugaba, Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 10,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) WNW of Cerro Punta (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 1,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) NNW of San Andrés (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 1,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NE of Golfito (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) SE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 10.5°C (51 F), humidity: 91%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 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.
3.410.6 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionRaspberryShake
3.77 km9 Km Al Noroeste De La Tigra, Costa RicaINETER
3.916 kmCosta Rica: 12 Km Al Este De Pittier, Coto Brus.RSN
3.410.6 kmCosta Rica: 12 Km NNW of Río Sereno, PanamaUSGS
3.410 kmPanama-Costa Rica Border RegionIRIS


Seismic station: Heredia, Costa Rica (HDC/G network) | Distance from quake: 179 km / 112 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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