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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Tilaran in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.5711S, -85.0185WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tilaran in Costa Rica. Unique identifier: us10005zjh. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005zjh. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/07/16 / 2016-07-03 02:16:13 / July 3, 2016 @ 2:16 am. Exact location of event, longitude -85.0185 West, latitude 10.5711 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:16:13 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atenas, San Juan, Orotina (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 46 km (29 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Quesada (c. 27 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Chacarita (c. 26 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Rafael (c. 17 600 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NNW of Tilaran, Costa Rica. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.0185° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.5711° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW of Tilaran, 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 2016-07-03 02:16:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-07-03 02:35:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 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 406 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 0.48 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us10005zjh Id of event.
Event Code 10005zjh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005zjh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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