A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Matina in Costa Rica. Exact location of earthquake, -83.0239° West, 10.5643° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 08:25:48 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). 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: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 14:25:48 / February 1, 2016 @ 2:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004w9y. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w9y.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Guápiles (c. 19 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Siquirres (c. 18 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guácimo (c. 7 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Pocora (c. 5 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guápiles, Guácimo, Pocora (min 5000 pop).
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 61 km NNE of Matina, Costa Rica.
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