A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica on Friday. Event id: us1000d7us. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d7us. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:15 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -84.1385 West, latitude 9.5815 North, depth = 32.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.5 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 07:37:15 / March 23, 2018 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Siquirres, Quesada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 15 km SW of San Marcos, Costa Rica.
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