A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -84.5119 West, latitude 9.4607 North, depth = 39.09 km. The temblor was reported at 15:42:22 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d3i5. Event ids that are associated: us1000d3i5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 21:42:22 / March 12, 2018 @ 9:42 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.09 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby 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 Daniel Flores, Río Segundo, San Isidro. Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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