Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 71 km west of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, on Sunday, 8 September 2019 at 22:56 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 25 km depth
8 Sep 23:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 15 minutes.
Date & time: 8 Sep 2019 22:56:30 UTC
Depth: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.07°N / 86.2°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Rincón de la Vieja (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
71 km (44 mi) WSW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) W of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
150 km (93 mi) W of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (95 mi) SW of San José (Upala) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
218 km (135 mi) W of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
227 km (141 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||25 km||Off Coast Of Costa Rica||EMSC|
|M 4.2||25 km||50 km al Oeste de Tamarindo, Guanacaste. (Costa Rica)||RSN|
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