A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 12:10:23 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 12:10:23 / July 29, 2020 @ 12:10 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.1617 West, latitude 10.4126 North, depth = 24.54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.54 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b626. Id of event: us6000b626.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nicoya, Liberia, Santa Cruz. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop).
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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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