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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 64 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.714S, -86.1982WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:30:34 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008wrd. Event ids that are associated: us70008wrd. Global time and date of event 15/04/20 / 2020-04-15 13:30:34 / April 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.29 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 24.29 km, -86.1982° West, 10.714° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nicoya, Potosí, Belén. Event epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 64 km WNW of Sardinal, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.714° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km WNW 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 2020-04-15 13:30:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-15 13:54:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 401 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 0.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008wrd Id of event.
Event Code 70008wrd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008wrd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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