A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:46:49 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.8 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.0944 West, latitude 10.4978 North, depth = 30.8 km. Unique identifier: us1000hs0v. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hs0v. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 03:46:49 / November 15, 2018 @ 3:46 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby 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 earthquakes 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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 48 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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