A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us2000dbj3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbj3. 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 3.58 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 01:02:53 / March 3, 2018 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -83.3101 West, latitude 8.6067 North, depth = 3.58 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:02:53 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Pedregal, David (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km WSW of Golfito, Costa Rica.
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