A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santiago in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -84.3523° West, 9.8744° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000ai88. Event ids that are associated: us7000ai88. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:39:47 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 09:39:47 / July 5, 2020 @ 9:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Isidro, Pocora, Guácimo (min 5000 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 5 km NW of Santiago, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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