Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Costa Rica on Tuesday, 11 March 1924 at 10:41 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 20 km depth
Date & time: 11 Mar 1924 10:41:19 UTC
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.058°N / 84.855°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (17 km / 11 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) NNW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) WNW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WSW of Quesada (Barrio San Martín) (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WNW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) W of San Francisco de Heredia (Heredia) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.4||20 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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