A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Sunday. Event id: us1000bkin. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bkin. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -84.7941° West, latitude 9.3443° North, depth = 16.77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.77 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 08:44:29 / December 3, 2017 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:44:29 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Abajo (c. 27 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Rafael (c. 17 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Esparza (c. 15 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Ana, San Ramón, Colón. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 34 km SSW of Jaco, Costa Rica.
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