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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Jaco in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.4449S, -84.5477WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 20:32:30 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 02:32:30 / November 13, 2017 @ 2:32 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -84.5477° West, 9.4449° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000bsxm. Event ids that are associated: us2000bsxm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mercedes, Turrialba, Quesada. Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 20 km SSE of Jaco, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.5477° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4449° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSE 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 02:32:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-23 01:04:07 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 432 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 0.242 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us2000bsxm Id of event.
Event Code 2000bsxm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bsxm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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