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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 23 km NW of San Vito, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.9812S, -83.1061WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Vito in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 04/06/16 / 2016-06-04 22:19:55 / June 4, 2016 @ 10:19 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.74 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -83.1061 West, latitude 8.9812 North, depth = 14.74 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200066cq. Id of event: us200066cq. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:19:55 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Almirante, Puerto Armuelles, Changuinola (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 23 km NW of San Vito, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.1061° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9812° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km NW of San Vito, 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 2016-06-04 22:19:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-23 23:27:22 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 284 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 0.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us200066cq Id of event.
Event Code 200066cq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200066cq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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