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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Corredor in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.5248S, -83.0486WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Corredor in Costa Rica. Id of earthquake: us2000cr88. Event ids that are associated: us2000cr88. Exact location, longitude -83.0486° West, latitude 8.5248° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:45:17 / 3:45 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 09:45:17 / January 30, 2018 @ 9:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Boquete, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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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: 17 km SW of Corredor, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.0486° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.5248° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SW of Corredor, 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 2018-01-30 09:45:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-30 12:16:12 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 326 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 0.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us2000cr88 Id of event.
Event Code 2000cr88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cr88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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