Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Cartago, 7.6 km southwest of Paraiso, Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, March 4, 1924 at 10:07 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.791°N / 83.915°W↗ (Cartago, Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 9.791°S / 96.085°E↗
Nearest volcano: Irazu (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) W of Orosi (Cartago) (pop: 4,350) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SW of Paraiso (Cartago) (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) S of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SE of San Diego (Alajuelita, Cartago) (pop: 17,000) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) ESE of San Miguel (San José) (pop: 28,800) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SE of Curridabat (San José) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) WSW of Turrialba (Cartago) (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) SE of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (Limón) (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.1||15 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 11 Mar 1924 10:41 UTC| M 6.4 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|107 km (67 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 9.3 km north of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, March 11, 1924 at 10:41 (GMT)