A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Cot in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.8152 West, latitude 9.9098 North, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007dxa. Unique identifier: us10007dxa. Global time and date of event 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 00:25:22 / December 1, 2016 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:25:22 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chacarita, Miramar, Buenos Aires. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
How would you describe the shaking?
Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 6 km ENE of Cot, Costa Rica.
Copyright © 2016 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.