A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Pital in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:14:11 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). 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 102.76 km (64 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -84.2841 West, latitude 10.3531 North, depth = 102.76 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 21:14:11 / August 6, 2019 @ 9:14 pm. Event id: us600051le. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600051le.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos, Siquirres, Cañas (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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