A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -84.6407 West, latitude 9.4859 North, depth = 17.35 km. Event id: us2000bstt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bstt. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:13 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.35 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 13:26:13 / November 22, 2017 @ 1:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Segundo, Cartago, Ipís (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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