A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Thursday. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:30 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19.08 km, -84.5957° West, 9.4329° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ali. Id of event: us20005ali. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 19:56:30 / March 17, 2016 @ 7:56 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.08 km (12 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Concepción, Santo Domingo, Purral. Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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