A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.54 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/15 / 2015-11-21 23:58:34 / November 21, 2015 @ 11:58 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:58:34 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 15.54 km, -83.7973° West, 8.9708° North. Event id: us1000407t. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000407t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Golfito, Quepos, Buenos Aires. The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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