A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Vito in Costa Rica on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:49:38 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.53 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 23:49:38 / August 17, 2018 @ 11:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc16. Id of event: us1000gc16. Exact location of event, depth 25.53 km, -83.0945° West, 8.8657° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedregal, Las Lomas, Almirante (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km WNW of San Vito, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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