A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Paquera in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -84.7713° West, latitude 9.7897° North, depth = 35 km. 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 35 km (22 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:33:30 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 03:33:30 / December 8, 2020 @ 3:33 am. Id of earthquake: us7000cp27. Event ids that are associated: us7000cp27.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cartago, Tres Ríos, Concepción (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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