A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jacó in Costa Rica on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.88 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 04:53:26 / December 28, 2020 @ 4:53 am UTC/GMT. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:53:26 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3ks. Id of event: us6000d3ks. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -84.6826° West, 9.4387° North, depth 5.88 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción, Tres Ríos, Purral. Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every 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 two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SSW of Jacó, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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