A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Samara in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us1000h3ab. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000h3ab. Exact location of event, depth 11.87 km, -85.557° West, 9.5351° North. The temblor was picked up at 02:03:12 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.87 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 08:03:12 / September 20, 2018 @ 8:03 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puntarenas, Santa Cruz, Nicoya. Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 38 km S of Samara, Costa Rica.
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