A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Samara in Costa Rica. Global time and date of event 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 10:47:30 / August 7, 2017 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.43 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a5gu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5gu. Exact location of earthquake, -85.9222° West, 9.6322° North, depth 22.43 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:47:30 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Nicoya. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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: 51 km WSW of Samara, Costa Rica.
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