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

Earthquake location 10.4126S, -86.1617WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 12:10:23 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 29/07/20 / 2020-07-29 12:10:23 / July 29, 2020 @ 12:10 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -86.1617 West, latitude 10.4126 North, depth = 24.54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.54 km (15 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b626. Id of event: us6000b626.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nicoya, Liberia, Santa Cruz. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop).

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 twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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 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: 57 km WSW of Sardinal, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -86.1617° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.4126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km WSW 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 2020-07-29 12:10:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-29 12:25:48 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 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 0.66 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us6000b626 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b626 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b626, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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