A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.08 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f2n. Unique identifier: us10004f2n. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:00 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.219 West, latitude 8.906 North, depth = 21.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 16:58:00 / January 16, 2016 @ 4:58 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buenos Aires, Tejar, Mercedes. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 57 km S of Quepos, Costa Rica.
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