Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 21 km south of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, July 9, 1963 at 09:24 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 35 km depth
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.427°N / 83.174°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.427°S / 96.826°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tisingal (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Golfito (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) SW of Corredor (Ciudad Neily) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WSW of Canoas (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSW of San Vito (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) W of Concepcion (Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of Pedregal (Distrito de David, Panama) (pop: 17,400) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) W of David (Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SSE of Buenos Aires (pop: 11,700) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (108 mi) S of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
195 km (121 mi) SSE of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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