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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sardinal in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.4626S, -86.2114WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Exact location, longitude -86.2114° West, latitude 10.4626° North, depth = 26.72 km. Unique identifier: us10007mja. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007mja. The temblor was detected at 13:12:12 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 19:12:12 / December 24, 2016 @ 7:12 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.72 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia (min 5000 pop).

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 fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.2114° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4626° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km W of Sardinal, 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 2016-12-24 19:12:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-24 22:12:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 326 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 0.655 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10007mja Id of event.
Event Code 10007mja An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mja, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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