A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Upala in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/06/18 / 2018-06-19 14:41:34 / June 19, 2018 @ 2:41 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:41:34 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 170.79 km (106 miles). Exact location of event, depth 170.79 km, -84.932° West, 10.7894° North. Unique identifier: us1000eviu. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000eviu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael, Río Segundo, Esparza (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael (c. 17 600 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 15 km SE of Upala, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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