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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Sardinal in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 10.4296S, -86.1152WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us20009q50. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009q50. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/06/17 / 2017-06-28 18:32:33 / June 28, 2017 @ 6:32 pm. Exact location of event, depth 41.11 km, -86.1152° West, 10.4296° North. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:32:33 / 12:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.11 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 52 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1152° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4296° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2017-06-28 18:32:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-28 20:24:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 341 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 0.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us20009q50 Id of event.
Event Code 20009q50 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009q50, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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