Moderate 5.3 Jolts Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.7301S, -83.2474W

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -83.2474° West, 8.7301° North. Id of earthquake: us1000hpmp. Event ids that are associated: us1000hpmp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 09:20:31 / November 9, 2018 @ 9:20 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:20:31 / 3:20 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Pedregal, David (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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