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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near San Marcos in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.6291S, -84.1265WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/16 / 2016-08-17 16:06:32 / August 17, 2016 @ 4:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.12 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10006ek2. Unique identifier: us10006ek2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:06:32 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -84.1265° West, 9.6291° North, depth 20.12 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puntarenas, Siquirres, Quesada (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km WSW of San Marcos, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.1265° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6291° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km WSW of San Marcos, 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 2016-08-17 16:06:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-08-17 22:12:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 19 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 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 334 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 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us10006ek2 Id of event.
Event Code 10006ek2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006ek2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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