A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Santiago in Costa Rica on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.75 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:21:06 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 02:21:06 / September 19, 2020 @ 2:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.3543 West, latitude 9.8674 North, depth = 11.75 km. Event id: us7000bq4m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bq4m.
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Turrialba, Guápiles, Puntarenas.
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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 4 km WNW of Santiago, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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