A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 23:40:12 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.71 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10009978. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009978. Exact location of earthquake, -86.003° West, 10.5505° North, depth 30.71 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 05:40:12 / July 6, 2017 @ 5:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 39 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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