Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 44 km southwest of Golfito, Costa Rica, on Friday, December 5, 1941 at 20:47 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.396°N / 83.457°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.396°S / 96.543°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tisingal (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
44 km (28 mi) WSW of Golfito (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Corredor (Ciudad Neily) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Ciudad Cortés (pop: 3,850) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of Canoas (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of San Vito (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) S of Buenos Aires (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) W of Concepcion (Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (61 mi) S of Mercedes (Pérez Zeledón) (pop: 5,470) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSE of San Isidro (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (115 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.3||20 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 06 Dec 1941 21:24 UTC| M 7.0 |15 km (9.3 mi) depth|119 km (74 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 164 km south of San Jose, San José, Costa Rica, on Saturday, December 6, 1941 at 21:24 (GMT)