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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.9946S, -86.5317WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, off the coast of Costa Rica kilometers (0 miles) from Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007j19. Unique identifier: us70007j19. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.19 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -86.5317° West, latitude 10.9946° North, depth = 28.19 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 13:54:19 / February 5, 2020 @ 1:54 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:54:19 / 1:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nandaime, San Rafael del Sur, San Jorge (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Rafael del Sur (c. 29 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nandaime (c. 20 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Teresa (c. 5 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries, Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: off the coast of Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.5317° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.9946° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place off the coast of 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 2020-02-05 13:54:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-05 14:09:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 340 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 1.143 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us70007j19 Id of event.
Event Code 70007j19 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007j19, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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