A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Samara in Costa Rica. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.88 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003xdn. Id of event: us10003xdn. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/11/15 / 2015-11-11 12:08:50 / November 11, 2015 @ 12:08 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:08:50 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -85.6992° West, 9.6915° North, depth 25.88 km.
The epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chacarita, Cañas, Puntarenas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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