6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica

A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 20:28:24 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.473 West, latitude 9.49 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Parrita in Costa Rica (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 02:28:24 / November 13, 2017 @ 2:28 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: at00ozc47b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17317000, at00ozc47b.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Nicoya, Siquirres. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 has occurred nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/11/13/strong-earthquake-6-8-mag-16-km-wsw-of-parrita-costa-rica/

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