A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.122 West, latitude 10.5147 North, depth = 48.21 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/19 / 2019-08-12 12:25:51 / August 12, 2019 @ 12:25 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us600053zu. Unique identifier: us600053zu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.21 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:25:51 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
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 thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 51 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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