A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. The temblor was detected at 03:07:46 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70006bhm. Event ids that are associated: us70006bhm. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/11/19 / 2019-11-22 09:07:46 / November 22, 2019 @ 9:07 am. Exact location, longitude -84.5882° West, latitude 9.5924° North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cot, Paraíso, Quesada (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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