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Minor earthquake, 2.8 mag has occurred near Colon in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.8844S, -84.2445WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Colon in Costa Rica. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/19 / 2019-05-10 02:32:32 / May 10, 2019 @ 2:32 am. Id of earthquake: us70003j5w. Event ids that are associated: us70003j5w. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -84.2445° West, 9.8844° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:32:32 / 8:32 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pocora, Guácimo, Puntarenas. Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km S of Colon, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.2445° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.8844° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 3km S of Colon, 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 2019-05-10 02:32:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-10 03:48:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 121 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 0.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70003j5w Id of event.
Event Code 70003j5w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003j5w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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