A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.17 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005zbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005zbd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 06:12:51 / May 31, 2016 @ 6:12 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.339 West, latitude 9.3754 North, depth = 34.17 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:12:51 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turrialba, Miramar, Puntarenas.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km S of Parrita, Costa Rica.
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