A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 17:15:08 / March 30, 2020 @ 5:15 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:15:08 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70008ipe. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008ipe. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -86.3113° West, latitude 10.4091° North, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop).
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 twenty-seven 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 73 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.
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