A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 03:37:36 / April 9, 2018 @ 3:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dwqs. Event ids that are associated: us2000dwqs. Exact location of event, longitude -84.1161 West, latitude 8.5871 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 21:37:36 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Daniel Flores, Mercedes (min 5000 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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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