A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Roxana in Costa Rica. Event id: us10006bx6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006bx6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.8316 West, latitude 10.6074 North, depth = 17.66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.66 km (11 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:09:50 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/08/16 / 2016-08-07 06:09:50 / August 7, 2016 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atenas, San Rafael, San Ramón (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 37 km NNW of Roxana, Costa Rica.
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