Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km northeast of Isla Cabo Blanco Island, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, 2 March 1988 at 07:13 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 44 km depth
Date & time: 2 Mar 1988 07:13:16 UTC
Depth: 44.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.729°N / 84.711°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (33 km / 21 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (10 mi) NW of Jaco (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSE of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) S of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) W of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of Curridabat (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) WSW of San Vicente (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) W of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.5||44 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 22 Mar 1988 01:54 UTC| M 3.7 |24.5 km (15.2 mi) depth|26 km (16 mi) distance| USGS | Details