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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.4995S, -83.5419WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:29:03 / 1:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -83.5419° West, latitude 8.4995° North, depth = 10.47 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 13:29:03 / September 8, 2020 @ 1:29 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000blvr. Unique identifier: us7000blvr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.47 km (7 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Corredor (c. 7 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Golfito (c. 6 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Mercedes (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Daniel Flores, Mercedes, Puerto Armuelles (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 48 km WSW of Golfito, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.5419° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4995° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km WSW of Golfito, 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 2020-09-08 13:29:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-13 20:05:04 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 326 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 0.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us7000blvr Id of event.
Event Code 7000blvr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000blvr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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