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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Batan in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.4687S, -83.3416WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Batan in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 08:32:49 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). 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: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 14:32:49 / April 8, 2020 @ 2:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.3416 West, latitude 10.4687 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008rnq. Unique identifier: us70008rnq.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Purral (c. 30 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Turrialba (c. 29 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ipís (c. 26 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cartago (c. 26 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Granadilla, Purral, Tres Ríos.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km N of Batan, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.3416° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4687° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km N of Batan, 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 2020-04-08 14:32:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-08 22:17:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 1.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us70008rnq Id of event.
Event Code 70008rnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008rnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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