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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Jaco in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.4329S, -84.5957WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica on Thursday. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:56:30 / 1:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 19.08 km, -84.5957° West, 9.4329° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ali. Id of event: us20005ali. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/03/16 / 2016-03-17 19:56:30 / March 17, 2016 @ 7:56 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.08 km (12 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Concepción, Santo Domingo, Purral. Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 20 km S of Jaco, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.5957° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4329° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km S of Jaco, 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 2016-03-17 19:56:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-17 22:50:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 211 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 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us20005ali Id of event.
Event Code 20005ali An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ali, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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