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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.6994S, -83.2463WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. Event id: us2000heeg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000heeg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 01:36:00 / September 14, 2018 @ 1:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:36:00 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -83.2463 West, latitude 8.6994 North, depth = 15.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.78 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Lomas, Pedregal, David.

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

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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. 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: 11 km NW of Golfito, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.2463° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6994° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km NW 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 2018-09-14 01:36:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-14 02:54:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 326 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 0.295 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 108 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 us2000heeg Id of event.
Event Code 2000heeg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000heeg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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