A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Jacó in Costa Rica on Monday. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:51:10 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -84.6014 West, latitude 9.5976 North, depth = 27.24 km. Event id: us7000bcbv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bcbv. Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 21:51:10 / August 24, 2020 @ 9:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.24 km (17 miles).
Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby 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 Guácimo, Mercedes, Guápiles.
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.
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