A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact location, longitude -86.2114° West, latitude 10.4626° North, depth = 26.72 km. Unique identifier: us10007mja. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mja. The temblor was detected at 13:12:12 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 19:12:12 / December 24, 2016 @ 7:12 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.72 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia (min 5000 pop).
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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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