A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -86.3806 West, latitude 10.7806 North, depth = 35 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:40:03 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70008wz4. Event ids that are associated: us70008wz4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 18:40:03 / April 15, 2020 @ 6:40 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rivas, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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