A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Puerto Limon in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -82.8431° West, latitude 9.7854° North, depth = 16.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.46 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 04:58:53 / September 18, 2019 @ 4:58 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:58:53 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005hrz. Event ids that are associated: us70005hrz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Turrialba (c. 29 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Siquirres (c. 18 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Almirante (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mercedes, Pocora, Turrialba (min 5000 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km SE of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.
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