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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Salitral in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.8961S, -84.1803WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Salitral in Costa Rica on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/11/18 / 2018-11-23 04:39:56 / November 23, 2018 @ 4:39 am. Exact location, longitude -84.1803° West, latitude 9.8961° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:39:56 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000hvpm. Event ids that are associated: us1000hvpm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 11 km (7 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, San Isidro, Siquirres (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km S of Salitral, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.1803° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8961° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km S of Salitral, 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 2018-11-23 04:39:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-23 13:06:14 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 223 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 0.125 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000hvpm Id of event.
Event Code 1000hvpm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hvpm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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