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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Quepos in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 8.906S, -84.219WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.08 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f2n. Unique identifier: us10004f2n. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:00 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.219 West, latitude 8.906 North, depth = 21.08 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 16:58:00 / January 16, 2016 @ 4:58 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buenos Aires, Tejar, Mercedes. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop).

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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 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: 57 km S of Quepos, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.219° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.906° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km S 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 2016-01-16 16:58:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 17:36:30 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 2.7 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 370 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 0.714 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10004f2n Id of event.
Event Code 10004f2n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004f2n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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