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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 6 km ENE of Cot, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.9098S, -83.8152WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Cot in Costa Rica on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.8152 West, latitude 9.9098 North, depth = 5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007dxa. Unique identifier: us10007dxa. Global time and date of event 01/12/16 / 2016-12-01 00:25:22 / December 1, 2016 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:25:22 / 6:25 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chacarita, Miramar, Buenos Aires. Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 6 km ENE of Cot, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.8152° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.9098° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km ENE of Cot, 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 2016-12-01 00:25:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-01 00:49:32 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 3.8 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 419 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 0.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us10007dxa Id of event.
Event Code 10007dxa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007dxa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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