A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nicoya in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/17 / 2017-09-01 07:42:44 / September 1, 2017 @ 7:42 am. Event id: us2000ads0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ads0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.13 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 19.13 km, -85.5275° West, 10.0901° North. The temblor was detected at 01:42:44 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Esparza (c. 15 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San José, Esparza, Miramar (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SW of Nicoya, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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