Latest earthquakes near Costa Rica today

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List of latest earthquakes near Costa Rica.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Apr 16, 2024 11:01PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.4 181 km WNW
from Liberia
Apr 16, 2024 06:46PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.8 32 km N
from San José
Apr 16, 2024 06:11PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.3 84 km SSE
from Limón
Apr 16, 2024 05:07PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.1 180 km SSE
from San José
Apr 16, 2024 04:44PM
(Costa Rica)
M 2.7 225 km SE
from San José
Apr 16, 2024 03:36PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.0 191 km SSE
from San José
Apr 16, 2024 09:05AM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.0 100 km WSW
from San José
Apr 16, 2024 12:26AM
(Costa Rica)
M 2.9 224 km SE
from San José
Apr 15, 2024 11:53PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.1 99 km WSW
from San José
Apr 15, 2024 09:18PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.2 118 km S
from San José
Apr 14, 2024 05:29PM
(Costa Rica)
M 4.7 170 km WNW
from Liberia
Apr 14, 2024 05:07PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.2 222 km NW
from Liberia
Apr 14, 2024 03:22PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.1 190 km SE
from San José
Apr 14, 2024 01:16PM
(Costa Rica)
M 2.9 193 km NW
from Liberia
Apr 14, 2024 10:50AM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.0 252 km NW
from Liberia
Apr 14, 2024 04:10AM
(Costa Rica)
M 2.8 235 km SE
from San José
Apr 14, 2024 01:51AM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.2 205 km SE
from San José
Apr 13, 2024 11:28PM
(Costa Rica)
M 4.2 166 km NW
from Liberia
Apr 12, 2024 03:11AM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.2 82 km S
from San José
Apr 12, 2024 12:40AM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.1 91 km WSW
from San José
Apr 11, 2024 04:27PM
(Costa Rica)
M 4.9 171 km WNW
from Liberia
Apr 11, 2024 02:31PM
(Costa Rica)
M 4.3 183 km W
from Liberia
Apr 11, 2024 02:29PM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.6 187 km WNW
from Liberia
Apr 11, 2024 02:21PM
(Costa Rica)
M 4.0 195 km W
from Liberia
Apr 11, 2024 11:47AM
(Costa Rica)
M 3.5 290 km WNW
from Liberia

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Costa Rica

Costa Rica Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
197 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.4
Apr 16, 2024 23:01

Average

A total of 1977 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Costa Rica in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 197 earthquakes per year, or 16 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Costa Rica roughly every 1 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Costa Rica in 2022. A total of 271 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Costa Rica that year. The strongest had a 6.6 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Costa Rica with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Costa Rica in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 7 or above have occurred near Costa Rica during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Costa Rica (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 1865 94.33%
Mag. 5 101 5.11%
Mag. 6 11 0.56%
Mag. 7 0 0.0%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Costa Rica

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 6.6
On Dec 8, 2014 02:54.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.7
On Sep 1, 1992 18:16.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Costa Rica occurred on Dec 8, 2014 02:54 local time (America/Costa_Rica timezone). It had a magnitude of 6.6 and struck 270 kilometers (168 mi) south-east of San José, at a depth of 20 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Costa Rica in the list below.

A longer time ago, a MAG-7.7 earthquake struck on Sep 1, 1992 18:16, 241 kilometers (150 mi) south-east of Liberia. It is the strongest earthquake near Costa Rica in the past 124 years (Our data goes back to January 1st, 1900).

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Costa Rica in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Costa Rica.

Last 10 yrs All magnitudes
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Historic M6+ since 1900
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List of strongest earthquakes near Costa Rica.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Dec 8, 2014 02:54AM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.6 270 km SE
from San José
Apr 21, 2022 01:42AM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.6 195 km WNW
from Liberia
Nov 12, 2017 08:28PM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.5 64 km SW
from San José
Nov 9, 2021 12:25AM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.3 135 km WNW
from Liberia
Jun 25, 2019 11:23PM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.2 219 km SE
from San José
Aug 17, 2018 05:22PM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.1 164 km SE
from San José
Jun 9, 2016 09:25PM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.1 295 km NW
from Liberia
Jan 6, 2022 10:25AM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.1 235 km NW
from Liberia
Dec 6, 2014 11:21AM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.0 263 km SE
from San José
May 12, 2019 01:24PM
(Costa Rica)
M 6.0 200 km SE
from San José

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Costa Rica

Earthquakes by region of Costa Rica

Click the links below for earthquake reports for regions in Costa Rica.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Costa Rica.

When was the last earthquake in Costa Rica?

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit near Costa Rica on the evening of April 16, 2024 at 23:01 local time (America/Costa_Rica). The center of this earthquake was located 181km west-northwest of Liberia at a depth of 27km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Costa Rica in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Costa Rica?

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit near Costa Rica on the evening of September 1, 1992 at 18:16 local time (America/Costa_Rica). The center of this earthquake was located 241km west-northwest of Liberia at a depth of 45km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Costa Rica since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Costa Rica?

In the past 10 years, 1977 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Costa Rica. This averages to 198 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 2 days.