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Strong earthquake 6.8 mag, 16 km WSW of Parrita, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.49S, -84.473WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 20:28:24 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.473 West, latitude 9.49 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Parrita in Costa Rica (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 02:28:24 / November 13, 2017 @ 2:28 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: at00ozc47b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt17317000, at00ozc47b.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Nicoya, Siquirres. Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 16 km WSW of Parrita, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.473° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.49° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WSW of Parrita, 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 02:28:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 02:36:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 1 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 713 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 56 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.6189392 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86.399993088 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ozc47b Id of event.
Event Code 00ozc47b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17317000,at00ozc47b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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