A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 01:06:15 / August 11, 2020 @ 1:06 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -84.0288° West, 9.7103° North. The temblor was picked up at 01:06:15 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000bcfh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bcfh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miramar, Chacarita, Quesada (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 5 km N of San Marcos, Costa Rica.
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