A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/18 / 2018-10-09 01:48:07 / October 9, 2018 @ 1:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000h93j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h93j. The temblor was reported at 19:48:07 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -83.9991° West, 9.0373° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, San Vicente de Moravia, San Vicente (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Event epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Purral (c. 30 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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