A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.93 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:59:58 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.8736° West, latitude 9.5777° North, depth = 28.93 km. Event id: us10005fxb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005fxb. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/05/16 / 2016-05-06 17:59:58 / May 6, 2016 @ 5:59 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Ramón, Río Segundo, San Rafael (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km ESE of San Marcos, Costa Rica.
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