A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Event id: us1000hs0z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs0z. Exact location of event, longitude -85.9845 West, latitude 10.6207 North, depth = 16.63 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.63 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:30 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 03:58:30 / November 15, 2018 @ 3:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rivas, Nicoya, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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