Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 134 km west of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 1 July 2004 at 12:33 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 134 km west of Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 1 July 2004 at 12:33 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

Date & time: 1 Jul 2004 12:33:31 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.234°N / 86.592°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Orosí (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) W of Santa Cruz (pop: 12,300) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) W of Nicoya (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WSW of Liberia (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) W of Canas (Cañas) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) WSW of San José (Upala) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (121 mi) W of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
214 km (133 mi) S of Managua (Nicaragua) (pop: 973,100) --> See nearby quakes!
262 km (163 mi) W of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
271 km (168 mi) W of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
277 km (172 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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M 5.110 kmoff the coast of Costa RicaUSGS
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