A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Event id: us2000heeg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000heeg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 01:36:00 / September 14, 2018 @ 1:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:36:00 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -83.2463 West, latitude 8.6994 North, depth = 15.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.78 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 53 km (33 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Pedregal, David.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 11 km NW of Golfito, Costa Rica.
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