Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km northeast of Isla Cabo Blanco Island, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, 1 December 1976 at 14:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 58 km depth
Date & time: 1 Dec 1976 14:15:39 UTC
Depth: 58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.77°N / 84.77°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) ESE of Paquera (pop: 1,510) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) W of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Quesada (Barrio San Martín) (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) W of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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