A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/19 / 2019-03-12 09:47:11 / March 12, 2019 @ 9:47 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:11 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -85.9754 West, latitude 10.7045 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000je2c. Unique identifier: us1000je2c. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San José, Belén, Potosí.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 41 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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