A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Rio Segundo in Costa Rica on Saturday. Unique identifier: us2000dbvk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbvk. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:25:02 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 88.4 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -84.245° West, 10.188° North, depth 88.4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 23:25:02 / March 3, 2018 @ 11:25 pm.
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quepos, Tilarán, Siquirres (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 twenty 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 7 km SSE of Rio Segundo, Costa Rica.
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