A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:29:03 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.5419° West, latitude 8.4995° North, depth = 10.47 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 13:29:03 / September 8, 2020 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000blvr. Unique identifier: us7000blvr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.47 km (7 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Mercedes, Puerto Armuelles (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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