Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, 96 km southeast of San Isidro, Costa Rica, on Sunday, April 3, 1983 at 02:50 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake - Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, 96 km southeast of San Isidro, Costa Rica, on Sunday, April 3, 1983 at 02:50 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.1 earthquake at 37 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Apr 3, 1983 02:50:01 UTC
Magnitude: 7.1
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.717°N / 83.123°W (Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Antipode: 8.717°S / 96.877°E
Nearest volcano: Tisingal (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) N of Golfito (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,780) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SW of San Vito (Puntarenas) (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of Corredor (Ciudad Neily, Puntarenas) (pop: 7,080) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WNW of Canoas (Puntarenas) (pop: 4,570) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) WNW of Concepcion (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 17,700) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) WNW of David (Chiriquí, Panama) (pop: 82,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SE of San Isidro (San José) (pop: 34,900) --> See nearby quakes!
142 km (88 mi) S of Ciudad de Limon (Limón) (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (107 mi) SE of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
235 km (146 mi) SE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1015 joules (783 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 6.7 x 105 tons of TNT or 42.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (47 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 19, 1985 22:55
37 years ago
4.5

33 km
5.4 km W of Concepcion, Bugaba District, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jan 18, 1985 14:19
37 years ago
5.0

48 km
Garabito, Provincia de Puntarenas, 65 km SW of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jan 5, 1985 22:34
37 years ago
4.5

48 km
Cartago, Provincia de Cartago, 26 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Oct 24, 1984 08:37
37 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, 67 km SW of David, PanamaMore
Apr 9, 1984 12:49
38 years ago
5.2

55 km
Corredores, Costa Rica, 52 km W of David, PanamaMore
Apr 9, 1984 12:29
38 years ago
4.5

43 km
Corredores, 17 km SE of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Apr 9, 1984 09:37
38 years ago
4.5

52 km
North Pacific Ocean, 45 km S of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Mar 6, 1984 12:09
38 years ago
4.7

69 km
Desamparados, 27 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Feb 21, 1984 21:06
38 years ago
4.8

33 km
El Guarco, Provincia de Cartago, 43 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jan 28, 1984 22:52
38 years ago
5.0

38 km
Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 81 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Nov 26, 1983 20:18
38 years ago
6.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 120 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Nov 1, 1983 11:53
38 years ago
5.1

33 km
Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 48 km S of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Oct 15, 1983 06:26
38 years ago
4.6

33 km
Coto Brus, 8.4 km N of Corredor, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Oct 12, 1983 03:39
38 years ago
5.7

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Oct 11, 1983 13:17
38 years ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 154 km S of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Sep 23, 1983 23:44
38 years ago
5.6

42 km
37 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Sep 20, 1983 06:37
38 years ago
4.9

33 km
Paraiso, Provincia de Cartago, 54 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 20, 1983 19:30
39 years ago
4.8

50 km
Pérez Zeledon, 63 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 19, 1983 10:56
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 80 km SE of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Jul 15, 1983 09:38
39 years ago
4.7

33 km
Dota, 34 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 7, 1983 08:49
39 years ago
4.6

33 km
Paraiso, Provincia de Cartago, 53 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 6, 1983 22:19
39 years ago
4.6

33 km
Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, 61 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 3, 1983 20:55
39 years ago
4.7

40 km
Paraiso, Provincia de Cartago, 49 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 3, 1983 17:14
39 years ago
6.5

33 km
Paraiso, Provincia de Cartago, 53 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jul 3, 1983 17:13
39 years ago
5.1

33 km
Pérez Zeledon, 66 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Jun 23, 1983 10:51
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 267 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
May 16, 1983 15:51
39 years ago
5.0

33 km
Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 43 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
May 15, 1983 23:50
39 years ago
4.6

33 km
38 km SE of San Isidro, Pérez Zeledon, Provincia de San José, Costa RicaMore
May 9, 1983 15:53
39 years ago
6.1

39 km
62 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
May 9, 1983 15:37
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
52 km W of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 23, 1983 18:25
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 7, 1983 23:11
39 years ago
4.6

33 km
Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, 95 km S of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Apr 7, 1983 20:46
39 years ago
5.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 7, 1983 19:29
39 years ago
5.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km SW of David, Provincia de Chiriqui, PanamaMore
Apr 5, 1983 11:23
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
Buenos Aires, Provincia de Puntarenas, 72 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Apr 5, 1983 00:41
39 years ago
4.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Apr 4, 1983 13:11
39 years ago
5.1

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 76 km SW of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Apr 4, 1983 07:27
39 years ago
4.9

33 km
Dota, 45 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 21:34
39 years ago
4.9

33 km
Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 80 km S of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 16:53
39 years ago
4.8

33 km
25 km SE of San Isidro, Pérez Zeledon, Provincia de San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 14:46
39 years ago
5.3

33 km
Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, 68 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 05:49
39 years ago
5.4

33 km
Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 142 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 05:25
39 years ago
4.5

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km SW of Golfito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 05:04
39 years ago
5.2

31 km
Osa, Provincia de Puntarenas, 138 km SE of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 03:43
39 years ago
4.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 190 km S of San Jose, San José, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 03:04
39 years ago
5.5

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
Apr 3, 1983 03:00
39 years ago
5.4

33 km
Buenos Aires, Provincia de Puntarenas, 69 km SE of San Isidro, Costa RicaMore
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