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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.6067S, -83.3101WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us2000dbj3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbj3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3.58 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 01:02:53 / March 3, 2018 @ 1:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -83.3101 West, latitude 8.6067 North, depth = 3.58 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:02:53 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Pedregal, David (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 16 km WSW of Golfito, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.3101° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6067° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 3.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km WSW of Golfito, 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 2018-03-03 01:02:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-03 01:20:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 120 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 us2000dbj3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dbj3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dbj3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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