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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 19 km NNE of Angeles, Costa Rica



Earthquake location 10.1586S, -83.9866WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Angeles in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us20004132. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004132. Exact location of event, longitude -83.9866 West, latitude 10.1586 North, depth = 15.6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/15 / 2015-10-31 15:10:14 / October 31, 2015 @ 3:10 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:10:14 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.6 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Puntarenas, 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 19 km NNE of Angeles, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.9866° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.1586° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km NNE of Angeles, 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 2015-10-31 15:10:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 15:34:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 331 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 0.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 56 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 us20004132 Id of event.
Event Code 20004132 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004132, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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