Magnitude 7.6 - COSTA RICA

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2012 September 05 14:42:08 UTC

Earthquake Details

  • This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Location10.086°N, 85.305°W
Depth40 km (24.9 miles) set by location program
Distances10 km (6 miles) NE of Hojancha, Costa Rica
11 km (6 miles) ESE of Nicoya, Costa Rica
30 km (18 miles) ESE of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica
44 km (27 miles) SW of Canas, Costa Rica
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 3.8 km (2.4 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=681, Nph=681, Dmin=44.8 km, Rmss=1.18 sec, Gp= 47°,
M-type=centroid moment magnitude (Mw), Version=H
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDusc000cfsd
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Felt Reports

One person killed and one died of a heart attack. Some houses collapsed, one bridge damaged and landslides occurred in the epicentral area. Power and communications outages occurred. Felt strongly at San Jose and throughout much of Costa Rica. Also felt in parts of Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

Earthquake Information for Central America