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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.8054S, -83.1717WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Global time and date of event 24/11/15 / 2015-11-24 02:27:11 / November 24, 2015 @ 2:27 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.32 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -83.1717 West, latitude 8.8054 North, depth = 52.32 km. The temblor was detected at 20:27:11 / 8:27 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004h85. Unique identifier: us20004h85. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Isidro, Boquete, Daniel Flores. Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km N of Golfito, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.1717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.8054° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km N of Golfito, 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 2015-11-24 02:27:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-15 00:45:49 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 246 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 0.354 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us20004h85 Id of event.
Event Code 20004h85 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004h85, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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