A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:16:44 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/15 / 2015-09-14 11:16:44 / September 14, 2015 @ 11:16 am. Exact location of event, depth 14.82 km, -83.3346° West, 8.2109° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.82 km (9 miles). Unique identifier: us20003p1g. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003p1g.
Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Concepción, Corredor, Puerto Armuelles (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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