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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Daniel Flores in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.044S, -83.9156WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Daniel Flores in Costa Rica. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.71 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ac8c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ac8c. Global time and date of event 27/08/17 / 2017-08-27 10:38:58 / August 27, 2017 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:38:58 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 25.71 km, -83.9156° West, 9.044° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Rafael, Sabanilla, Golfito. Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 101 km (62 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Turrialba (c. 29 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Miguel (c. 28 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from San Pedro (c. 27 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 42 km SW of Daniel Flores, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.9156° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.044° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SW of Daniel Flores, 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 2017-08-27 10:38:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-27 10:56:12 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 354 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 0.41 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us2000ac8c Id of event.
Event Code 2000ac8c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ac8c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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