A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tilaran in Costa Rica on Thursday. Global time and date of event 28/12/17 / 2017-12-28 23:01:55 / December 28, 2017 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 136.72 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.8029 West, latitude 10.6132 North, depth = 136.72 km. Unique identifier: us1000bxd1. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000bxd1. The temblor was picked up at 17:01:55 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heredia, San Francisco, Santiago (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (63 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 23 km NE of Tilaran, Costa Rica.
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