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)
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Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 15 km depth
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.523°N / 84.528°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.523°S / 95.472°E↗
Nearest volcano: Durika (165 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (68 mi) SSW of Quepos (pop: 7,810) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SW of San Isidro (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSW of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
163 km (102 mi) SSW of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (103 mi) SSE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
169 km (105 mi) SSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
170 km (105 mi) S of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) SW of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.0||15 km||off the coast of Costa Rica||USGS|
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