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M7.6 earthquake - 10km NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 at 14:42 (GMT)

Update Wed 05 Sep 16:07
A massive magnitude 7.6 earthquake has hit western mainland Costa Rica at about 100 km west of the capital San José.
A tsunami warning has been issued and was later removed.
So far, there are no reports of fatalities, but there are people injured and some damage in the epicenter area.

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake - 12km ESE of Hojancha, Costa Rica on Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Major mag. 7.6 earthquake  - 12km ESE of Hojancha, Costa Rica on Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Date & time: Wednesday, 5 September 2012 14:42 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:42 (America/Costa_Rica)
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 40.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.9964°N / 85.318°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Rincón de la Vieja (101 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^16 J (4402 GWh / 3.8*10^6 tons of TNT / 236.7 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 5 Sep 2012
Wed, 5 Sep 14:42 UTCM 7.6 / 35 kmCosta RicaGFZ
Wed, 5 Sep 14:42 UTCM 7.6 / 40 km COSTA RICAEMSC
Wed, 5 Sep 14:42 UTCM 7.7 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER
Wed, 5 Sep 14:42 UTCM 7.6 / 40 kmOff the Coast of Costa RicaGeoAu

 

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