A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Friday. Global time and date of event 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 10:32:12 / March 17, 2017 @ 10:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -86.0806° West, 10.4449° North, depth 39.05 km. The temblor was reported at 04:32:12 / 4:32 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.05 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008snc. Event ids that are associated: us20008snc.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia. The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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