A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact location, longitude -86.0536° West, latitude 10.6248° North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/18 / 2018-07-31 14:25:29 / July 31, 2018 @ 2:25 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:25:29 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000gi7n. Event ids that are associated: us2000gi7n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Jorge, Rivas, Nicoya (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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