A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:30:34 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008wrd. Event ids that are associated: us70008wrd. Global time and date of event 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 13:30:34 / April 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.29 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 24.29 km, -86.1982° West, 10.714° North.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, Potosí, Belén. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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