Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km northeast of Isla Cabo Blanco Island, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 25 November 1976 at 06:45 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 45 km depth
Date & time: 25 Nov 1976 06:45:22 UTC
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.701°N / 84.735°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (36 km / 22 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) NW of Jaco (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WSW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) W of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) WSW of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) W of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
317 km (197 mi) SSE of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.2||45 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 01 Dec 1976 14:15 UTC| M 5.3 |58 km (36 mi) depth|9 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details