A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -83.1585° West, 8.5557° North, depth 6.14 km. Id of earthquake: us10002wcq. Event ids that are associated: us10002wcq. The temblor was reported at 13:17:54 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/07/15 / 2015-07-11 19:17:54 / July 11, 2015 @ 7:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.14 km (4 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mercedes, Las Lomas, Boquete (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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