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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near San Vito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.8657S, -83.0945WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from San Vito in Costa Rica on Friday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:49:38 / 5:49 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.53 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/08/18 / 2018-08-17 23:49:38 / August 17, 2018 @ 11:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gc16. Id of event: us1000gc16. Exact location of event, depth 25.53 km, -83.0945° West, 8.8657° North.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pedregal, Las Lomas, Almirante (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km WNW of San Vito, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.0945° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.8657° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW of San Vito, 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 23:49:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-18 00:09:17 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 369 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 0.408 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us1000gc16 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gc16 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gc16, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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