A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Monday. The temblor was reported at 01:27:54 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000hfqx. Event ids that are associated: us2000hfqx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 07:27:54 / September 17, 2018 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -83.2793° West, 8.7435° North, depth 10 km.
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boquete, San Isidro, Daniel Flores (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km NW of Golfito, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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