A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:25:36 / 5:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.9955° West, latitude 9.0883° North, depth = 17.77 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.77 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us60007c1u. Event ids that are associated: us60007c1u. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 11:25:36 / January 21, 2020 @ 11:25 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Josecito, San Rafael, Mercedes (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 41 km SSE of Quepos, Costa Rica.
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