A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:31:41 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.19 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/16 / 2016-02-20 11:31:41 / February 20, 2016 @ 11:31 am. Exact location, longitude -83.6496° West, latitude 8.5741° North, depth = 12.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004rbq. Event ids that are associated: us10004rbq.
Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Armuelles, San Isidro, Daniel Flores. Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km SSW of Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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