A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us1000gf9u. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gf9u. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:28:59 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 10:28:59 / August 22, 2018 @ 10:28 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -83.2306° West, 8.6586° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Las Lomas, Pedregal (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WNW of Golfito, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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