A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, depth 48.79 km, -86.1872° West, 10.7244° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000bvm6. Unique identifier: us1000bvm6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.79 km (30 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:29:28 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/12/17 / 2017-12-24 12:29:28 / December 24, 2017 @ 12:29 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Potosí, Belén, San Jorge (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 63 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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