A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from San Isidro in Costa Rica. Exact location, longitude -83.8091° West, latitude 9.4347° North, depth = 31.71 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 31.71 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10006k6m. Event ids that are associated: us10006k6m. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/09/16 / 2016-09-03 22:06:02 / September 3, 2016 @ 10:06 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:06:02 / 4:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael, Naranjo, Desamparados (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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