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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 16 km S of Parrita, Costa Rica



Earthquake location 9.3754S, -84.339WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.17 km (21 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005zbd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005zbd. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/05/16 / 2016-05-31 06:12:51 / May 31, 2016 @ 6:12 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.339 West, latitude 9.3754 North, depth = 34.17 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:12:51 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Turrialba, Miramar, Puntarenas.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 16 km S of Parrita, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.3754° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km S of Parrita, 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 2016-05-31 06:12:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-31 23:10:57 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 3.8 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 286 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 0.425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us20005zbd Id of event.
Event Code 20005zbd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005zbd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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