A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Corredor in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -82.9521 West, latitude 8.6873 North, depth = 20.73 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.73 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 09:57:05 / October 23, 2016 @ 9:57 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:57:05 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20007g79. Unique identifier: us20007g79.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Almirante, Buenos Aires, Pedregal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km N of Corredor, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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