A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/11/18 / 2018-11-21 08:24:36 / November 21, 2018 @ 8:24 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:24:36 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hutu. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hutu. Exact location of event, longitude -86.1861 West, latitude 10.4803 North, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: off the coast of Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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