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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Sardinal in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.5259S, -86.0897WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 16:26:21 / June 18, 2019 @ 4:26 pm. Unique identifier: us600042js. Ids that are associated to the event: us600042js. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.48 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.0897 West, latitude 10.5259 North, depth = 19.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:26:21 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan del Sur, Nicoya, Liberia (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).

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

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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. 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: 48 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.0897° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.5259° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km W 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 2019-06-18 16:26:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-18 16:41:20 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 354 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 1.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us600042js Id of event.
Event Code 600042js An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600042js, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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