A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tejar in Costa Rica on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 12.17 km, -84.158° West, 9.7102° North. Id of earthquake: us2000ggxz. Event ids that are associated: us2000ggxz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:50:45 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.17 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/07/18 / 2018-07-27 17:50:45 / July 27, 2018 @ 5:50 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siquirres, Mercedes, Puntarenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km ESE of Tejar, Costa Rica.
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