A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Friday. Global time and date of event 13/12/19 / 2019-12-13 14:23:37 / December 13, 2019 @ 2:23 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -86.0362 West, latitude 10.577 North, depth = 15.4 km. The temblor was detected at 08:23:37 / 8:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.4 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006rx4. Unique identifier: us60006rx4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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