A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Mercedes in Costa Rica. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008i7a. Unique identifier: us10008i7a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.58 km (9 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:37:44 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.6361° West, latitude 9.2422° North, depth = 14.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 01:37:44 / April 14, 2017 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Escazú, Colima, San Vicente de Moravia.
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 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 nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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 WSW of Mercedes, Costa Rica.
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