A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 07:09:53 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.7578 West, latitude 8.9782 North, depth = 13.59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jb93. Unique identifier: us2000jb93. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/01/19 / 2019-01-31 13:09:53 / January 31, 2019 @ 1:09 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.59 km (8 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Cartago (c. 26 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cot, Cartago, Tejar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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