International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 452426
Event time 2021-05-12 03:31:30 (UTC)
Local time 2021-05-12 09:31:30 - [It was morning in the affected area.]
Last update 2021-05-12 03:55:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 3.6
Depth 3 km
Class Minor
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 2
Possible effects A few people might notice movement if they are at rest and/or on the upper floors of tall buildings.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent Central-America
Country Costa Rica
Administration area
Nearest settlement Savegre
Distance 53 km
Course SSW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name North Pacific Ocean

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Puerto Quepos (57.28 km)
Nearest airports
Quepos Managua Airport (58.84 km)
Nearest volcanoes
There is no known marine port nearby.
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.