A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 05:46:25 / July 28, 2017 @ 5:46 am. Event id: us2000a22i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a22i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.5 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:46:25 / 5:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -86.2271° West, latitude 10.7866° North, depth = 25.5 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Potosí, Liberia. Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Potosí (c. 5 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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