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M6.6 earthquake - 5km NNE of Hojancha, Costa Rica, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at 00:45 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - 13km ENE of Hojancha, Costa Rica on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

This quake was likely an aftershock of the M 7.6 quake: 12km ESE of Hojancha, Costa Rica on Wed, 5 Sep 14h42, which had occurred 7 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - 13km ENE of Hojancha, Costa Rica on Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Date & time: Wednesday, 24 October 2012 00:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:45 (America/Costa_Rica)
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 20.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.1211°N / 85.3137°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Tenorio (76 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 (6 earthquakes)
Wed, 24 Oct 00:45 UTCM 5.5 / 60 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC
Wed, 24 Oct 00:45 UTCM 6.3 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER
Wed, 24 Oct 00:45 UTCM 6.4 / 22 kmCosta RicaGFZ
Wed, 24 Oct 00:45 UTCM 6.4 / 20 kmCOSTA RICAEMSC
Wed, 24 Oct 00:45 UTCM 6.5 / 20 kmCosta RicaGeoAu
Wed, 24 Oct 00:45 UTCM 6.6 / 13 kmCosta Rica, Central AmericaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Boca de Sábalos, Nicaragua / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Jagged, jerking motion, loud noise in house structure.
malpais, costa rica / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
palmares, aljuela, Costa Rica / MMI IV (Light shaking): The dog did not seem to notice. We were watching a movie and could feel the couch begin to sway. Nothing like the quake last month.
arenal / MMI IV (Light shaking)
arenal / MMI IV (Light shaking)
arenal / MMI IV (Light shaking)
arenal / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Managua, Nicaragua / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Long period wave felt.
(Costa Rica) (143 km E from epicenter)(no details): Some objects fell to the floor. Felt dizzy and could not exit the house. Power loss near epicenter. Complete cellphone loss throughout the country. (via EMSC)


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