A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Salitral in Costa Rica on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/18 / 2018-11-23 04:39:56 / November 23, 2018 @ 4:39 am. Exact location, longitude -84.1803° West, latitude 9.8961° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:39:56 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000hvpm. Event ids that are associated: us1000hvpm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, San Isidro, Siquirres (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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