A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Bijagua in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -84.927° West, 10.6699° North, depth 151.4 km. Global time and date of event 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 20:38:24 / March 19, 2016 @ 8:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:38:24 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 151.4 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005bt1. Unique identifier: us20005bt1.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Desamparados, San Juan, Naranjo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 15 km ESE of Bijagua, Costa Rica.
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