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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag was detected near Jaco in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.5264S, -84.5054WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ozc47b, pt17317000, us2000bmhe. Unique identifier: us2000bmhe. A tsunami warning has been issued near Jaco in Costa Rica (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:28:24 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -84.5054° West, latitude 9.5264° North, depth = 19.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.79 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 13/11/17 / 2017-11-13 02:28:24 / November 13, 2017 @ 2:28 am UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Siquirres, Nicoya, Pocora (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 16 km SE of Jaco, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.5054° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.5264° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km SE 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 2017-11-13 02:28:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-13 02:52:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 195 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.47 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 769 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 ,at,pt,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 0.203 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 132 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 us2000bmhe Id of event.
Event Code 2000bmhe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ozc47b,pt17317000,us2000bmhe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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