A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 04:06:50 / February 20, 2019 @ 4:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jkv0. Unique identifier: us2000jkv0. The temblor was picked up at 22:06:50 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -84.5058° West, 9.3577° North.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Purral, Concepción, San Pablo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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