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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Corredor in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.6106S, -82.9545WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Corredor in Costa Rica. Id of earthquake: us7000cp5g. Event ids that are associated: us7000cp5g. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:20:51 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.96 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -82.9545 West, latitude 8.6106 North, depth = 18.96 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 14:20:51 / December 8, 2020 @ 2:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Almirante, Buenos Aires, Las Lomas. Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 3 km SSW of Corredor, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.9545° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6106° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3 km SSW of Corredor, 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 2020-12-08 14:20:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-08 14:41:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 340 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 0.32 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us7000cp5g Id of event.
Event Code 7000cp5g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cp5g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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