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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Quepos in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.9407S, -84.2725WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -84.2725° West, 8.9407° North, depth 10.05 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/01/16 / 2016-01-14 16:40:51 / January 14, 2016 @ 4:40 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 10:40:51 / 10:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.05 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10004ejt. Event ids that are associated: us10004ejt.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Rafael Abajo, Tejar, Mercedes (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Rafael Abajo (c. 27 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km SSW of Quepos, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.2725° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9407° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSW of Quepos, 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 2016-01-14 16:40:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-14 22:38:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 340 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 0.733 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004ejt Id of event.
Event Code 10004ejt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ejt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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