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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Samara in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 9.6322S, -85.9222WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Samara in Costa Rica. Global time and date of event 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 10:47:30 / August 7, 2017 @ 10:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.43 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a5gu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a5gu. Exact location of earthquake, -85.9222° West, 9.6322° North, depth 22.43 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:47:30 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Nicoya. The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 51 km WSW of Samara, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.9222° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6322° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km WSW of Samara, 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 2017-08-07 10:47:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-07 11:06:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 340 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 0.612 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us2000a5gu Id of event.
Event Code 2000a5gu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a5gu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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