A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Jose in Costa Rica. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -85.1779 West, latitude 10.9779 North, depth = 195.12 km. The temblor was reported at 15:25:51 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000577n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000577n. The epicenter was at a depth of 195.12 km (121 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 21:25:51 / August 19, 2019 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Carlos (c. 13 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Potosí, Santa Cruz, Rivas (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 5 km WNW of San Jose, Costa Rica.
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