A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 7.09 km, -83.1333° West, 8.5759° North. Id of earthquake: us20002wjc. Event ids that are associated: us20002wjc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7.09 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 05:46:09 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/07/15 / 2015-07-10 11:46:09 / July 10, 2015 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mercedes, Las Lomas, Pedregal (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSE of Golfito, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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