A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -86.1396° West, 10.5666° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000hflp. Event ids that are associated: us1000hflp. The temblor was picked up at 08:12:38 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 14:12:38 / October 22, 2018 @ 2:12 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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