A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:06 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -84.0864° West, 9.4557° North, depth 36.71 km. Unique identifier: us10003jjz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jjz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 17:51:06 / October 1, 2015 @ 5:51 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.71 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guápiles, Río Segundo, Buenos Aires.
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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 9 km ENE of Quepos, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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