A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.59 km (8 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.487 West, latitude 9.4743 North, depth = 13.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/07/18 / 2018-07-25 09:43:45 / July 25, 2018 @ 9:43 am. Unique identifier: us2000gddm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000gddm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:43:45 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quesada, Daniel Flores, Río Segundo. Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 18 km WSW of Parrita, Costa Rica.
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