A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073u7. Id of event: us100073u7. Exact location of event, depth 53.18 km, -84.0246° West, 9.3562° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.18 km (33 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:27:46 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/16 / 2016-10-26 22:27:46 / October 26, 2016 @ 10:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael, Naranjo, San Juan. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 17 km ESE of Quepos, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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