A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Jacó in Costa Rica. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 00:01:50 / February 28, 2021 @ 12:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.54 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, depth 16.54 km, -84.536° West, 9.4062° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000de8s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000de8s. The temblor was reported at 00:01:50 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Segundo, Daniel Flores, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km SSE of Jacó, Costa Rica.
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