A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Samara in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 18:03:17 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.59 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004g1n. Unique identifier: us20004g1n. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 00:03:17 / December 10, 2015 @ 12:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 18.59 km, -85.5914° West, 9.9825° North.
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tilarán (c. 7 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miramar, Chacarita, Tilarán (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km NNW of Samara, Costa Rica.
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