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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 17 km SE of Jaco, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.4956S, -84.5316WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. Exact location of event, longitude -84.5316 West, latitude 9.4956 North, depth = 19.86 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.86 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:25:59 / 2:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bmiq. Id of event: us2000bmiq. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 08:25:59 / November 13, 2017 @ 8:25 am UTC/GMT.

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 Quesada, San Isidro, Río Segundo. Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 17 km SE of Jaco, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.5316° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4956° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SE of Jaco, 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 2017-11-13 08:25:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 08:49:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 298 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 0.208 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us2000bmiq Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmiq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bmiq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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