Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 2.3 km northeast of Paquera, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 16 September 2010 at 15:27 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 26 km depth
Date & time: 16 Sep 2010 15:27:26 UTC
Depth: 25.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.835°N / 84.921°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NE of Paquera (pop: 1,510) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SW of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) W of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Quesada (Barrio San Martín) (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) WSW of Alajuela (pop: 47,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WSW of San Francisco de Heredia (Heredia) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> 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||26 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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