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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Jacó in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.5976S, -84.6014WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Jacó in Costa Rica on Monday. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:51:10 / 9:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -84.6014 West, latitude 9.5976 North, depth = 27.24 km. Event id: us7000bcbv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bcbv. Global time and date of event 24/08/20 / 2020-08-24 21:51:10 / August 24, 2020 @ 9:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.24 km (17 miles).

Event epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby 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 Guácimo, Mercedes, Guápiles.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km ESE of Jacó, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.6014° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.5976° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km ESE of Jacó, 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 2020-08-24 21:51:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-24 22:19:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.875 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 562 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 0.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bcbv Id of event.
Event Code 7000bcbv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bcbv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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