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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 8.7621S, -83.9666WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.21 km (4 miles). Global time and date of event 14/11/17 / 2017-11-14 21:21:22 / November 14, 2017 @ 9:21 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 15:21:22 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.9666° West, latitude 8.7621° North, depth = 6.21 km. Id of earthquake: us2000bnjg. Event ids that are associated: us2000bnjg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Golfito, Buenos Aires, Quepos (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 53 km WSW of Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.9666° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7621° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WSW of Ciudad Cortes, 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 2017-11-14 21:21:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-14 21:37:38 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 370 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 0.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us2000bnjg Id of event.
Event Code 2000bnjg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bnjg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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