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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag was detected near Golfito in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.6869S, -83.1112WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Golfito in Costa Rica. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.29 km (13 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:33:44 / 3:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -83.1112° West, 8.6869° North, depth 20.29 km. Event id: us2000h52e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h52e. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 21:33:44 / August 29, 2018 @ 9:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guabito, Changuinola, Almirante (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km NE of Golfito, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.1112° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.6869° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km NE of Golfito, 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 2018-08-29 21:33:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-29 21:57:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 452 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 0.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us2000h52e Id of event.
Event Code 2000h52e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h52e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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