A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica. Global time and date of event 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 11:23:28 / September 18, 2019 @ 11:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -84.0036° West, latitude 9.4437° North, depth = 44.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.26 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005hui. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005hui. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:28 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esparza, Río Segundo, Guácimo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop).
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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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