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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Sardinal in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.6207S, -85.9845WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Event id: us1000hs0z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hs0z. Exact location of event, longitude -85.9845 West, latitude 10.6207 North, depth = 16.63 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.63 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:58:30 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/18 / 2018-11-15 03:58:30 / November 15, 2018 @ 3:58 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rivas, Nicoya, San Juan del Sur (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.9845° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.6207° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WNW of Sardinal, 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 2018-11-15 03:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-15 04:08:33 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 1.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 200 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 us1000hs0z Id of event.
Event Code 1000hs0z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hs0z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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