A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/18 / 2018-11-21 08:46:05 / November 21, 2018 @ 8:46 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -86.0879° West, 10.5543° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:46:05 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000huty. Event ids that are associated: us1000huty.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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