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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Corredor in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.6183S, -82.9265WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Corredor in Costa Rica. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.13 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -82.9265° West, latitude 8.6183° North, depth = 11.13 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:52:54 / 6:52 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 12:52:54 / October 2, 2019 @ 12:52 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us70005psl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005psl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Almirante, Buenos Aires, Las Lomas (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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 3 km SE of Corredor, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.9265° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6183° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km SE of Corredor, 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 2019-10-02 12:52:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-03 05:26:30 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 326 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 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us70005psl Id of event.
Event Code 70005psl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005psl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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