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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Jaco in Costa Rica



Earthquake location 9.4859S, -84.6407WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -84.6407 West, latitude 9.4859 North, depth = 17.35 km. Event id: us2000bstt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bstt. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:13 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.35 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 22/11/17 / 2017-11-22 13:26:13 / November 22, 2017 @ 1:26 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Río Segundo, Cartago, Ipís (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km S of Jaco, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.6407° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4859° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km S 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 2017-11-22 13:26:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-22 13:39:54 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 271 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 0.176 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bstt Id of event.
Event Code 2000bstt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bstt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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