A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 08:02:09 / August 30, 2018 @ 8:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:09 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000h59l. Event ids that are associated: us2000h59l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.24 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -83.0901 West, latitude 8.7301 North, depth = 14.24 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Almirante, San Isidro, Daniel Flores.
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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-four 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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