A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/12/18 / 2018-12-23 09:55:09 / December 23, 2018 @ 9:55 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.09 km (12 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000j2wp. Event ids that are associated: us2000j2wp. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:09 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.398 West, latitude 8.7034 North, depth = 20.09 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Concepción, Volcán, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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