Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 70 km southwest of Isla Cabo Blanco Island, Costa Rica, on Sunday, 23 May 1993 at 01:44 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
Date & time: 23 May 1993 01:44:39 UTC
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.087°N / 85.552°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) S of Samara (pop: 1,070) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) S of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) SW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (107 mi) S of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) SW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (115 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
187 km (116 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
294 km (183 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100) --> 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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|M 5.3||33 km||off the coast of Costa Rica||USGS|
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