A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.46 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jh44. Id of event: us2000jh44. Exact location, longitude -84.1091° West, latitude 9.0408° North, depth = 34.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:23:32 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/19 / 2019-02-13 07:23:32 / February 13, 2019 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Miguel (c. 28 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Rafael Abajo (c. 27 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Cartago (c. 26 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Aserrí (c. 25 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Felipe (c. 25 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Diego, San Felipe, Alajuelita (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km S of Quepos, Costa Rica.
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