A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dylw. Unique identifier: us1000dylw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -86.1163° West, 10.5483° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:52:22 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 05:52:22 / May 5, 2018 @ 5:52 am.
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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