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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Nicoya in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 10.0901S, -85.5275WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Nicoya in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/17 / 2017-09-01 07:42:44 / September 1, 2017 @ 7:42 am. Event id: us2000ads0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ads0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.13 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 19.13 km, -85.5275° West, 10.0901° North. The temblor was detected at 01:42:44 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Esparza (c. 15 600 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San José, Esparza, Miramar (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SW of Nicoya, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.5275° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0901° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SW of Nicoya, 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 2017-09-01 07:42:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-01 07:58:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 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 436 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 0.035 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 145 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000ads0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ads0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ads0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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