A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -86.0337 West, latitude 10.5805 North, depth = 15.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 15:31:36 / January 26, 2020 @ 3:31 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007giz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007giz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.95 km (10 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:31:36 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 42 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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