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Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake - 1 km al Noreste de Alajuela. on Sunday, 22 January 2017

Minor mag. 3.5 earthquake  - 1 km al Noreste de Alajuela. on Sunday, 22 January 2017
Date & time: Sunday, 22 January 2017 01:04 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 21 de enero del 2017 7:04 pm
Magnitude: 3.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.023°N / 84.209°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Barva (17 km)
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^10 J (3.12 MWh / 2.68 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
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"I felt it" reports:
Kerwood / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Very short but strong enough to knock over a TV in my hotel near San Jose Airport.
Cost Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Laying in bed and felt the bed shake slightly coordinates out of my hotel window N 09*59.214' W 084*10.448'
(7.6 km SSE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Moderate shaking, but very short
Hotel brillasol, Alajuela, San Jose / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Alajuela / MMI III (Weak shaking)


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