A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.84 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 06:03:07 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dys5. Id of event: us1000dys5. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 12:03:07 / May 5, 2018 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -86.1856° West, latitude 10.4641° North, depth = 35.84 km.
Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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