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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Sardinal in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.6801S, -86.0104WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.82 km (28 miles). Unique identifier: us1000dys9. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000dys9. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:05:20 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/05/18 / 2018-05-05 12:05:20 / May 5, 2018 @ 12:05 pm. Exact location, longitude -86.0104° West, latitude 10.6801° North, depth = 45.82 km.

Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañas, San José, Belén (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 43 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.0104° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.6801° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km WNW of Sardinal, 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 2018-05-05 12:05:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-05 12:24:45 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 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 385 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 0.409 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000dys9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dys9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dys9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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