A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 19:01:52 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70003k5w. Unique identifier: us70003k5w. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.4034 West, latitude 9.586 North, depth = 29.83 km. 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 29.83 km (19 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/19 / 2019-05-13 01:01:52 / May 13, 2019 @ 1:01 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turrialba, Daniel Flores, Quesada (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km NW of Parrita, Costa Rica.
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