Mag. 3.2 earthquake - 8 Km Al Suroeste De San Isidro, Leon Cortes., Costa Rica, on 20 de octubre del 2020 4:45 pm -

Mag. 3.2 earthquake  - 8 Km Al Suroeste De San Isidro, Leon Cortes., Costa Rica, on 20 de octubre del 2020 4:45 pm

Minor magnitude 3.2 earthquake at 47 km depth

20 Oct 23:12 UTC: First to report: RSN after 27 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Oct 2020 10:45:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 20 de octubre del 2020 4:45 pm
Magnitude: 3.2
Depth: 47.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 9.633°N / 84.133°W (Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Irazu (49 km / 30 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) SE of Tejar (Acosta) (pop: 22,400)
23 km (14 mi) N of Quepos (pop: 7,810)
28 km (17 mi) SE of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal) (pop: 27,400)
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Colon (Ciudad Colón) (pop: 9,690)
34 km (21 mi) S of San José (pop: 335,000)
37 km (23 mi) SW of Paraiso (pop: 39,700)
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Alajuela (pop: 47,500)
127 km (79 mi) WSW of Puerto Limon (pop: 63,100)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 21°C (70 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Primary data source: RSN
Estimated released energy: 4 x 109 joules (1.11 megawatt hours, equivalent to 0.951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 3.247 km8 Km Al Suroeste De San Isidro, Leon Cortes., Costa RicaRSN
M 3.247 km34 Km S of San Jose, Costa RicaEMSC

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