A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 16:12:22 / June 18, 2019 @ 4:12 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us600042k3. Unique identifier: us600042k3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.0831 West, latitude 10.5753 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:12:22 / 10:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jorge, Rivas, Nicoya (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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