A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. The temblor was picked up at 11:34:54 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000413w. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000413w. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.98 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 17:34:54 / October 31, 2015 @ 5:34 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -86.1689° West, 10.531° North, depth 13.98 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia. Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
How would you describe the shaking?
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: 57 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
Copyright © 2015 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.