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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake strikes near San Vito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.8853S, -82.9175WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from San Vito in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 10:59:37 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 28.29 km (18 miles). Global time of event 2015-02-18 04:59:37 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -82.9175 West, latitude 8.8853 North, depth 28.29 km.

Close countries, Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Bocas del Toro, Mercedes.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.9175° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.8853° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NE of San Vito, Costa Rica Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-02-18 16:59:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-02-18 22:40:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 313 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID usc000trc5 Id of event.
Event Code c000trc5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,usc000trc5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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