A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Buenos Aires in Costa Rica. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:40:48 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -83.1509 West, latitude 9.0672 North, depth = 39.88 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.88 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 02:40:48 / March 7, 2020 @ 2:40 am. Id of earthquake: us60008bgr. Event ids that are associated: us60008bgr.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was David, Bocas del Toro, Limón (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km ESE of Buenos Aires, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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