A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dbzz. Id of event: us1000dbzz. The temblor was picked up at 18:25:37 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 00:25:37 / April 1, 2018 @ 12:25 am. Exact location of event, longitude -84.5447 West, latitude 9.4447 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Segundo, San Isidro, Cot (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop).
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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