A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, longitude -84.5316 West, latitude 9.4956 North, depth = 19.86 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.86 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:25:59 / 2:25 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: us2000bmiq. Id of event: us2000bmiq. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 08:25:59 / November 13, 2017 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT.
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 Quesada, San Isidro, Río Segundo. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 17 km SE of Jaco, Costa Rica.
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