A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 14:40:03 / March 17, 2017 @ 2:40 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:40:03 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008spi. Unique identifier: us20008spi. Exact location of event, longitude -86.1812 West, latitude 10.5557 North, depth = 30.62 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 30.62 km (19 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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