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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Jaco in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.3443S, -84.7941WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Sunday. Event id: us1000bkin. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bkin. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -84.7941° West, latitude 9.3443° North, depth = 16.77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.77 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/17 / 2017-12-03 08:44:29 / December 3, 2017 @ 8:44 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:44:29 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Rafael Abajo (c. 27 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Rafael (c. 17 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Esparza (c. 15 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Ana, San Ramón, Colón. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twelve 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km SSW of Jaco, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.7941° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.3443° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSW 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 2017-12-03 08:44:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-03 09:19:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 299 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 0.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us1000bkin Id of event.
Event Code 1000bkin An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bkin, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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