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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Ángeles in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.0457S, -84.0566WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ángeles in Costa Rica. Event id: us7000c8w9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c8w9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/11/20 / 2020-11-01 05:01:09 / November 1, 2020 @ 5:01 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -84.0566° West, latitude 10.0457° North, depth = 72.05 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.05 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:01:09 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mercedes, Daniel Flores, Puntarenas (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 5 km N of Ángeles, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.0566° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.0457° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5 km N of Ángeles, 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 2020-11-01 05:01:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-01 05:24:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.2 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 420 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 0.256 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us7000c8w9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000c8w9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c8w9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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