A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 23:22:25 / August 17, 2018 @ 11:22 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:22:25 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc0k. Id of event: us1000gc0k. Exact location of event, depth 19.1 km, -83.1393° West, 8.7723° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.1 km (12 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bocas del Toro, Almirante, Changuinola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 15 km N of Golfito, Costa Rica.
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