A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.82 km (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 07:50:04 / November 15, 2018 @ 7:50 am. Exact location of earthquake, -86.0702° West, 10.568° North, depth 32.82 km. Event id: us1000hs2g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs2g. The temblor was reported at 01:50:04 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). 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 Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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