A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007j19. Unique identifier: us70007j19. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.19 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -86.5317° West, latitude 10.9946° North, depth = 28.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 13:54:19 / February 5, 2020 @ 1:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:54:19 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nandaime, San Rafael del Sur, San Jorge (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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