A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:39:20 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000chrt. Id of event: us1000chrt. Exact location of event, longitude -84.6085 West, latitude 9.4429 North, depth = 3.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/18 / 2018-02-06 21:39:20 / February 6, 2018 @ 9:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cot, Paraíso, Cartago (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km S of Jaco, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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