A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Isidro in Costa Rica on Sunday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:46:22 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 00:46:22 / January 18, 2016 @ 12:46 am. Id of earthquake: us10004frz. Event ids that are associated: us10004frz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.38 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.7843 West, latitude 9.4866 North, depth = 30.38 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Atenas, Guácimo. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 15 km NW of San Isidro, Costa Rica.
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