International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 255808
Event time 2020-09-03 05:29:55 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 11:29:55 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 05:53:05 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.5
Depth 10 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 4
Possible effects Most people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing. Dishes, windows, and doors rattle. The earthquake feels like a heavy truck hitting the walls. A few people outdoors may feel movement. Parked cars rock.
Data status reviewed
Data provider USGS - Earthquake Alert

Continent Central-America
Country Costa Rica
Administration area
Nearest settlement Puerto Gonzalez
Distance 6 km
Course W
Surface type underground quake

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Puerto Armuelles (24.69 km), Charco Azul (27.81 km), Golfito (29.08 km), Pedregal (63.86 km), Chiriqui Grande (114.25 km), Almirante (118.24 km), Bocas Del Toro (132.30 km)
Nearest airports
Coto 47 Airport (20.32 km), Golfito Airport (31.94 km), Puerto Jimenez Airport (34.25 km), San Vito De Java Airport (45.13 km), Enrique Malek International Airport (63.25 km), Palmar Sur Airport (77.42 km), Buenos Aires Airport (89.60 km), Cap Manuel NiƱo International Airport (127.31 km), Bocas Del Toro International Airport (131.72 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Tisingal volcano (63.00 km), Baru volcano (66.75 km), Durika volcano (110.50 km)
Quick Analysis