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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Samara in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.0137S, -85.9122WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Samara in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -85.9122° West, 10.0137° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 12:31:39 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60006ny8. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006ny8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 18:31:39 / December 8, 2019 @ 6:31 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañas, Liberia, Nicoya. Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km WNW of Samara, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.9122° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0137° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km WNW of Samara, 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 2019-12-08 18:31:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-08 18:49:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 421 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 0.984 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us60006ny8 Id of event.
Event Code 60006ny8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006ny8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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