A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Santa Cruz in Costa Rica on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:13:50 / 12:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -86.2112° West, 10.1067° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/05/20 / 2020-05-31 12:13:50 / May 31, 2020 @ 12:13 pm. The earthquake occurred 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). Unique identifier: us6000a6l8. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a6l8.
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, Santa Cruz. Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 70 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Costa Rica.
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