A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Ignacio in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, depth 11.23 km, -84.147° West, 9.7313° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.23 km (7 miles). The 3.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:33:19 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ggxn. Id of event: us2000ggxn. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/07/18 / 2018-07-27 15:33:19 / July 27, 2018 @ 3:33 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Siquirres, Mercedes, Puntarenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km SSE of San Ignacio, Costa Rica.
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