A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Turrialba in Costa Rica on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 15:38:04 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.88 km (13 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -83.6158 West, latitude 9.9346 North, depth = 20.88 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aa09. Unique identifier: us2000aa09. Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 21:38:04 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buenos Aires, Naranjo, Atenas (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km ENE of Turrialba, Costa Rica.
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