A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tilaran in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us2000ciby. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ciby. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.56 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -84.9572° West, latitude 10.6134° North, depth = 13.56 km. The temblor was reported at 10:00:26 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/18 / 2018-01-11 16:00:26 / January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 53 km (33 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Rafael (c. 17 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atenas, Orotina, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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