A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Daniel Flores in Costa Rica. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.71 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ac8c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ac8c. Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 10:38:58 / August 27, 2017 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:38:58 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 25.71 km, -83.9156° West, 9.044° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael, Sabanilla, Golfito. Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (62 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Turrialba (c. 29 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Miguel (c. 28 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pedro (c. 27 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 42 km SW of Daniel Flores, Costa Rica.
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