A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Saturday. Event id: us70005r6z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005r6z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 00:26:04 / October 6, 2019 @ 12:26 am. Exact location of event, longitude -86.217 West, latitude 10.4253 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:26:04 / 6:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nicoya, Liberia, Santa Cruz. The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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