A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -83.9514 West, latitude 8.9972 North, depth = 11.35 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:33:56 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 09:33:56 / January 21, 2020 @ 9:33 am. Event id: us60007c00. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007c00. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.35 km (7 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ipís, San Juan, San Vicente de Moravia. Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Purral (c. 30 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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