Magnitude 6.4 - COSTA RICA

2004 November 20 08:07:21 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Location 9.581°N, 84.228°W
Depth16 km (9.9 miles) set by location program
Distances 40 km (25 miles) SSW of SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
80 km (50 miles) ESE of Puntarenas, Costa Rica
140 km (85 miles) WSW of Limon, Costa Rica
155 km (95 miles) NW of Golfito, Costa Rica
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4 km (2.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=245, Nph=245, Dmin=111.2 km, Rmss=0.92 sec, Gp= 40°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=R
Event IDusrban
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    Eight people killed and several injured; 526 buildings damaged or destroyed; many roads and bridges damaged; some landslides occurred in the San Jose area. Water lines broke at Parrita and power outages occurred at Quepos. Felt in much of Costa Rica. Felt (VII) at Parrita and Quepos; (VI) at Damas, Failes and Jaco; (V) at Alajuela, Monterrey, Naranjo, Puntarenas, San Isidro, Turrialba and Zapote; (IV) at Batan, Bribri, Limon, Los Chiles, Nicoya, Palmar Sur and Upala.

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