A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -84.2725° West, 8.9407° North, depth 10.05 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 16:40:51 / January 14, 2016 @ 4:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:40:51 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.05 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004ejt. Event ids that are associated: us10004ejt.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael Abajo, Tejar, Mercedes (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Rafael Abajo (c. 27 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km SSW of Quepos, Costa Rica.
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