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Minor earthquake, 3.6 mag was detected near Parrita in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.3577S, -84.5058WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Parrita in Costa Rica on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/19 / 2019-02-20 04:06:50 / February 20, 2019 @ 4:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jkv0. Unique identifier: us2000jkv0. The temblor was picked up at 22:06:50 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -84.5058° West, 9.3577° North.

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Purral, Concepción, San Pablo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes 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. 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: 26 km SW of Parrita, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.5058° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.3577° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km SW of Parrita, 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 2019-02-20 04:06:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-20 22:03:03 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 200 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 0.749 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.32 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 303 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 us2000jkv0 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jkv0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jkv0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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