Sunday, May 12, 2019

6.1R in Panama-Costa Rica Border Region

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 1:24 pm Sunday afternoon.
The earthquake had an epicenter approximately 7.5 km south of the town of Corredor, Puntarenas. It had a depth of 9 km, according to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), based at Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Heredia, north of San José.
Shaking was felt throughout the Puntarenas province and in the Greater Metropolitan Area. Residents in San José, Cartago, San Isidro de El General and in towns across Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast reported on social media that they had felt the initial earthquake.
The daily La Nación said some Southern Zone neighborhoods have experienced power outageOVSICORI reported a pair of aftershocks of magnitude 4.1 and 3.0, respectively, with epicenters near the initial quake.
Below we show you the stress points calculated for the region using our techniques. The one encircled is very close to the epicenter. as can be seen below

MagnitudeMw 6.1
Date time2019-05-12 19:24:52.1 UTC
Location8.62 N ; 82.82 W
Depth30 km
Distances201 km SE of San José, Costa Rica / pop: 336,000 / local time: 13:24:52.1 2019-05-12
48 km NW of David, Panama / pop: 82,900 / local time: 14:24:52.1 2019-05-12
10 km W of San Andrés, Panama / pop: 1,300 / local time: 14:24:52.1 2019-05-12

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