A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from La Cruz in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -85.6082° West, latitude 10.8393° North, depth = 65.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:09:03 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.34 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/19 / 2019-07-08 00:09:03 / July 8, 2019 @ 12:09 am. Unique identifier: us70004ed6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004ed6.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Carlos, Tilarán, Belén (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Carlos (c. 13 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 26 km S of La Cruz, Costa Rica.
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