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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near San Jose in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.9669S, -85.1458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from San Jose in Costa Rica. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006dkd. Id of event: us70006dkd. The temblor was reported at 21:52:25 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 199.29 km (124 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -85.1458° West, 10.9669° North, depth 199.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/19 / 2019-11-27 03:52:25 / November 27, 2019 @ 3:52 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Cruz, Rivas, San Jorge. Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Carlos (c. 13 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 1 km NNW of San Jose, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.1458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9669° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 199.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 1km NNW 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 2019-11-27 03:52:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-27 04:06:01 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 0.698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us70006dkd Id of event.
Event Code 70006dkd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006dkd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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