A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.5 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, depth 32.5 km, -84.1412° West, 9.3955° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/10/16 / 2016-10-25 22:35:47 / October 25, 2016 @ 10:35 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:35:47 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100072qn. Ids that are associated to the event: us100072qn. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Esparza, San Ramón. Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km SE of Quepos, Costa Rica.
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