Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km south of Paquera, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, 17 October 1950 at 22:07 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 15 km depth
Date & time: 17 Oct 1950 22:07:25 UTC
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.607°N / 84.85°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) W of Jaco (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) S of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) WSW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Heredia (Heredia) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
320 km (199 mi) SSE of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.7||15 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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