A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 96 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica (60 miles). Global time and date of event 08/07/17 / 2017-07-08 18:44:25 / July 8, 2017 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:44:25 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10009885. Unique identifier: us10009885. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -86.5244° West, 10.5805° North.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 96 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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