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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sardinal in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.5805S, -86.0337WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -86.0337 West, latitude 10.5805 North, depth = 15.95 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 15:31:36 / January 26, 2020 @ 3:31 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007giz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007giz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.95 km (10 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:31:36 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, San Juan del Sur, Liberia. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 42 km W of Sardinal, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.0337° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.5805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2020-01-26 15:31:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-26 16:06:42 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 0.637 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us60007giz Id of event.
Event Code 60007giz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007giz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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