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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 6 km WSW of Mercedes, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.2422S, -83.6361WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Mercedes in Costa Rica. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008i7a. Unique identifier: us10008i7a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.58 km (9 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:37:44 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.6361° West, latitude 9.2422° North, depth = 14.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 01:37:44 / April 14, 2017 @ 1:37 am UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Escazú, Colima, San Vicente de Moravia.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 6 km WSW of Mercedes, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.6361° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.2422° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km WSW of Mercedes, 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 2017-04-14 01:37:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-16 21:54:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 287 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 0.145 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us10008i7a Id of event.
Event Code 10008i7a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008i7a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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