A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/11/18 / 2018-11-21 07:40:21 / November 21, 2018 @ 7:40 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000huth. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000huth. Exact location of event, longitude -86.024 West, latitude 10.6272 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:40:21 / 7:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Potosí, San Jorge (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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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