Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 28 km south of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Wednesday, 2 November 2011 at 19:01 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 35 km depth
Date & time: 2 Nov 2011 19:01:33 UTC
Depth: 35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.745°N / 84.749°W (North Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Cerro San Miguel (31 km / 19 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) NW of Jaco (pop: 4,090) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Chacarita (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Esparza (Espíritu Santo) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) W of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) W of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) WSW of San Francisco (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WSW of San Jose (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Curridabat (pop: 34,600) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) W of Cartago (pop: 26,600) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.4||35 km||Costa Rica||USGS|
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