A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Angeles in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us20004132. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004132. Exact location of event, longitude -83.9866 West, latitude 10.1586 North, depth = 15.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 15:10:14 / October 31, 2015 @ 3:10 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:10:14 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). 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 15.6 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Puntarenas, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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