A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Batan in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 08:32:49 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 14:32:49 / April 8, 2020 @ 2:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.3416 West, latitude 10.4687 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008rnq. Unique identifier: us70008rnq.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Purral (c. 30 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Turrialba (c. 29 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ipís (c. 26 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cartago (c. 26 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Granadilla, Purral, Tres Ríos.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km N of Batan, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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