A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.82 km (28 miles). Unique identifier: us1000dys9. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dys9. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:05:20 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 12:05:20 / May 5, 2018 @ 12:05 pm. Exact location, longitude -86.0104° West, latitude 10.6801° North, depth = 45.82 km.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañas, San José, Belén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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