A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Vito in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/06/16 / 2016-06-04 22:19:55 / June 4, 2016 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.74 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -83.1061 West, latitude 8.9812 North, depth = 14.74 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200066cq. Id of event: us200066cq. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:19:55 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Almirante, Puerto Armuelles, Changuinola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 23 km NW of San Vito, Costa Rica.
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