A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 15:33:40 / January 26, 2020 @ 3:33 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.21 km (16 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:33:40 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -86.0222 West, latitude 10.6412 North, depth = 25.21 km. Unique identifier: us70007jxh. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007jxh.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jorge, Rivas, Nicoya (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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