A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Bijagua in Costa Rica. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/12/20 / 2020-12-07 11:13:07 / December 7, 2020 @ 11:13 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cnte. Unique identifier: us7000cnte. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 150.38 km (93 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -85.0314 West, latitude 10.771 North, depth = 150.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:13:07 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chacarita, Puntarenas, Santa Cruz (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 5 km NNE of Bijagua, Costa Rica.
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