Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 69 km southwest of Samara, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, 5 June 1951 at 01:34 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 30 km depth
Date & time: 5 Jun 1951 01:34:19 UTC
Depth: 30.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.512°N / 86.036°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Chopo (150 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
69 km (43 mi) SW of Samara (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SW of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) SSW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) WSW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
145 km (90 mi) SW of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (92 mi) WSW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
219 km (136 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
292 km (182 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||30 km||off the coast of Costa Rica||USGS|
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