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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near San Jose in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.9779S, -85.1779WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Jose in Costa Rica. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -85.1779 West, latitude 10.9779 North, depth = 195.12 km. The temblor was reported at 15:25:51 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000577n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000577n. The epicenter was at a depth of 195.12 km (121 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 21:25:51 / August 19, 2019 @ 9:25 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Carlos (c. 13 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Potosí, Santa Cruz, Rivas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km WNW of San Jose, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.1779° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9779° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 195.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WNW of San Jose, 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 2019-08-19 21:25:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-19 21:50:25 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 0.717 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.2 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us6000577n Id of event.
Event Code 6000577n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000577n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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