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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Turrialba in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 9.9346S, -83.6158WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Turrialba in Costa Rica on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 15:38:04 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.88 km (13 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -83.6158 West, latitude 9.9346 North, depth = 20.88 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aa09. Unique identifier: us2000aa09. Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 21:38:04 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Buenos Aires, Naranjo, Atenas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km ENE of Turrialba, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.6158° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9346° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km ENE of Turrialba, 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 2017-08-19 21:38:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-20 21:56:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 285 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 0.164 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us2000aa09 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aa09 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aa09, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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