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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 26 km S of La Cruz, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.8393S, -85.6082WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from La Cruz in Costa Rica on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -85.6082° West, latitude 10.8393° North, depth = 65.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:09:03 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.34 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/07/19 / 2019-07-08 00:09:03 / July 8, 2019 @ 12:09 am. Unique identifier: us70004ed6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70004ed6.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Carlos, Tilarán, Belén (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San José (c. 31 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cañas (c. 20 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Carlos (c. 13 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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. 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: 26 km S of La Cruz, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -85.6082° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.8393° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km S of La Cruz, 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 2019-07-08 00:09:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-08 00:25:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 0.844 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us70004ed6 Id of event.
Event Code 70004ed6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004ed6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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