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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.7435S, -83.2793WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Monday. The temblor was reported at 01:27:54 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000hfqx. Event ids that are associated: us2000hfqx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 07:27:54 / September 17, 2018 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -83.2793° West, 8.7435° North, depth 10 km.

Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Boquete, San Isidro, Daniel Flores (min 5000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 16 km NW of Golfito, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.2793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.7435° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km 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 2018-09-17 07:27:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-17 08:59:52 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 298 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 0.332 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us2000hfqx Id of event.
Event Code 2000hfqx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hfqx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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