A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.1 km (14 miles). Global time and date of event 02/09/17 / 2017-09-02 10:38:17 / September 2, 2017 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -84.7913 West, latitude 9.6203 North, depth = 23.1 km. The temblor was detected at 04:38:17 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ae42. Id of event: us2000ae42.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañas, Tilarán, Tres Ríos. Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km W of Jaco, Costa Rica.
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