A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Bijagua in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us2000ciha. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ciha. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/18 / 2018-01-11 19:57:23 / January 11, 2018 @ 7:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.9406 West, latitude 10.6699 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:57:23 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Rafael (c. 17 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atenas, Orotina, Desamparados (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km ESE of Bijagua, Costa Rica.
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