Light mag. 3.1 earthquake - 1.2 km east of Fortuna, Bagaces, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica, on Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 8:19 am (GMT -6) -
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Light magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 5 km depth
7 Jan 15:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 7 Jan 2021 8:19 am (GMT -6)
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.67°N / 85.19°W (Bagaces, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Miravalles (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) ESE of Fortuna (Guanacaste) (pop: 1,770) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Bagaces (Guanacaste) (pop: 4,110) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) E of Liberia (Guanacaste) (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NNW of Canas (Cañas, Guanacaste) (pop: 20,300) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of Upala (Alajuela) (pop: 4,190) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) S of San Jose (Upala, Alajuela) (pop: 31,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NW of Tilaran (Tilarán, Guanacaste) (pop: 7,300) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) NNE of Nicoya (Guanacaste) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) WNW of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
146 km (91 mi) NW of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 109 joules (783 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.674 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.1||5 km||COSTA RICA||EMSC|
|3.1||5 km||2 Km Al Este De Fortuna, Bagaces., Costa Rica||RSN|
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