A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:23:02 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.6631 West, latitude 9.6959 North, depth = 20.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.19 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 03:23:02 / October 10, 2019 @ 3:23 am. Id of earthquake: us70005svm. Event ids that are associated: us70005svm.
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañas, Tilarán, Cot.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km NNW of Jaco, Costa Rica.
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