Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 7.7 km west of Canoas, Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, December 6, 1960 at 08:56 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.52°N / 82.907°W↗ (Corredores, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.52°S / 97.093°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tisingal (48 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) W of Canoas (Puntarenas) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Corredor (Ciudad Neily, Puntarenas) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Golfito (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) W of Concepcion (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of San Vito (Puntarenas) (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of David (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) WNW of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SE of Paraiso (Cartago) (pop: 39,700) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) SE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||35 km||Panama-Costa Rica border region||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 05 Feb 1961 15:38 UTC| M 5.8 |35 km (21.7 mi) depth|62 km (39 mi) distance| USGS | Details