A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Canoas in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.27 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, depth 23.27 km, -82.8449° West, 8.6005° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lpg. Id of event: us20003lpg. The temblor was picked up at 21:05:15 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 03:05:15 / September 19, 2015 @ 3:05 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 Almirante, Buenos Aires, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km N of Canoas, Costa Rica.
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