Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Garabito, Provincia de Puntarenas, 65 km southwest of San José, Costa Rica, on Friday, 18 January 1985 at 14:19 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 48 km depth
Date & time: 18 Jan 1985 14:19:38 UTC
Depth: 47.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.567°N / 84.55°W (Garabito, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (53 km / 33 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) ESE of Jaco (Puntarenas) (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) WSW of Tejar (Acosta, San José) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal, San José) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) SSE of Esparza (Espíritu Santo, Puntarenas) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSE of Chacarita (Puntarenas) (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SW of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SW of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Curridabat (San José) (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (Limón) (pop: 63,100) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 5.0||48 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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