A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cnw5. Id of event: us2000cnw5. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:42:26 / 4:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.2206 West, latitude 10.4591 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 10/01/18 / 2018-01-10 22:42:26 / January 10, 2018 @ 10:42 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nicoya, Liberia, Santa Cruz.
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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