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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.7723S, -83.1393WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 23:22:25 / August 17, 2018 @ 11:22 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:22:25 / 5:22 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc0k. Id of event: us1000gc0k. Exact location of event, depth 19.1 km, -83.1393° West, 8.7723° North. 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 19.1 km (12 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 117 km (73 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bocas del Toro, Almirante, Changuinola.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 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: 15 km N of Golfito, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.1393° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7723° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 15km N 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 2018-08-17 23:22:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-17 23:42:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 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 570 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 0.446 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us1000gc0k Id of event.
Event Code 1000gc0k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gc0k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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