Minor mag. 3.1 earthquake - Esparza, 22 km northeast of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, on Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021 9:22 am (GMT +0) -
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Minor magnitude 3.1 earthquake at 70 km depth
23 Mar 14:36 UTC: First to report: RSN after 5 hours.
Date & time: 23 Mar 2021 09:22:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021 9:22 am (GMT +0)
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 10.058°N / 84.653°W (Esparza, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica)
Nearest volcano: Platanar (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) N of Esparza (Espíritu Santo, Puntarenas) (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) ESE of Miramar (Puntarenas) (pop: 6,540) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) ENE of Chacarita (Puntarenas) (pop: 26,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) NW of Desamparados (San Mateo, Alajuela) (pop: 14,400) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) W of San Ramon (San Ramón, Alajuela) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) ENE of Puntarenas (pop: 35,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Quesada (Barrio San Martín, Alajuela) (pop: 27,300) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WNW of San Rafael Abajo (Puriscal, San José) (pop: 27,400) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of San Francisco (Heredia) (pop: 55,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of San Jose (San José) (pop: 335,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: RSN
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||70 km||2 Km Al Norte De San Jeronimo, Esparza., Costa Rica||RSN|
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