A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Batan in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -83.43 West, latitude 9.9402 North, depth = 12.43 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000euww. Unique identifier: us1000euww. The temblor was reported at 00:45:17 / 12:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/06/18 / 2018-06-15 06:45:17 / June 15, 2018 @ 6:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.43 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tejar, Colón, Buenos Aires (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 18 km SSW of Batan, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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