A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, longitude -84.5597 West, latitude 9.4494 North, depth = 24.87 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bti0. Id of event: us2000bti0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.87 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:06:06 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 16:06:06 / November 14, 2017 @ 4:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Río Segundo, Cot. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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