A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 16:06:32 / August 17, 2016 @ 4:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.12 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006ek2. Unique identifier: us10006ek2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:06:32 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -84.1265° West, 9.6291° North, depth 20.12 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puntarenas, Siquirres, Quesada (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km WSW of San Marcos, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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