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Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km southwest of Liberia, Costa Rica, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 12:52 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km southwest of Liberia, Costa Rica, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 12:52 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 60 km southwest of Liberia, Costa Rica, on Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 12:52 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.6 earthquake at 19 km depth

18 Mar 19:24 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 32 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 18, 2023 18:52:30 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 12:52 pm (GMT -6)
Depth19.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude10.4°N / 85.93°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode10.4°S / 94.07°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceRaspberryShake (RaspberryShake)
Nearest volcanoOrosí (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (9 mi) NW of Tamarindo (pop: 6,380) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) WSW of Sardinal (pop: 3,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) WNW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) WSW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
196 km (122 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
202 km (126 mi) WNW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
209 km (130 mi) WNW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (80 mi) SSW of Isla de Ometepe Island (pop: 30,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 30.5°C (87 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WNW
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1010 joules (4.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 3.79 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.619 kmCosta RicaRaspberryShake


Seismic station: Managua, Nicaragua (MGAN/NU network) | Distance from quake: 198 km / 123 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Managua, Nicaragua: 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

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