A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Golfito 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 05:36:01 / 5:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/12/19 / 2019-12-21 11:36:01 / December 21, 2019 @ 11:36 am. Exact location of event, longitude -83.172 West, latitude 8.6251 North, depth = 9 km. Id of earthquake: us70006x13. Event ids that are associated: us70006x13.
Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Lomas, Pedregal, David. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 1 km SSW of Golfito, Costa Rica.
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