A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.71 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 07:34:18 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000cjxz. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cjxz. Exact location of event, longitude -84.4897 West, latitude 9.4667 North, depth = 14.71 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 13:34:18 / January 16, 2018 @ 1:34 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Daniel Flores, Río Segundo, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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