A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009na1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009na1. Exact location of earthquake, -84.6588° West, 9.3259° North, depth 11.47 km. The temblor was reported at 09:00:37 / 9:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.47 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 15:00:37 / June 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael, Tres Ríos, Granadilla. Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 32 km S of Jaco, Costa Rica.
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