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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.9782S, -83.7578WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 07:09:53 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.7578 West, latitude 8.9782 North, depth = 13.59 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jb93. Unique identifier: us2000jb93. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/01/19 / 2019-01-31 13:09:53 / January 31, 2019 @ 1:09 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.59 km (8 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Cartago (c. 26 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tejar (c. 22 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Daniel Flores (c. 10 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Quepos (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cot, Cartago, Tejar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 25 km W of Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.7578° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9782° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km W of Ciudad Cortes, 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 2019-01-31 13:09:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-31 13:39:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 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 371 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 1.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000jb93 Id of event.
Event Code 2000jb93 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jb93, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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