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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.7301S, -83.0901WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/18 / 2018-08-30 08:02:09 / August 30, 2018 @ 8:02 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:02:09 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000h59l. Event ids that are associated: us2000h59l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.24 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -83.0901 West, latitude 8.7301 North, depth = 14.24 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 80 km (50 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Almirante, San Isidro, Daniel Flores.

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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 13 km NE of Golfito, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.0901° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7301° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE 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 2018-08-30 08:02:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-30 08:24:41 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 340 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 0.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000h59l Id of event.
Event Code 2000h59l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h59l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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