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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Pital in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 10.3531S, -84.2841WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Pital in Costa Rica on Tuesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:14:11 / 3:14 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 102.76 km (64 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -84.2841 West, latitude 10.3531 North, depth = 102.76 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/08/19 / 2019-08-06 21:14:11 / August 6, 2019 @ 9:14 pm. Event id: us600051le. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600051le.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos, Siquirres, Cañas (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km S of Pital, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.2841° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 10.3531° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km S of Pital, 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 2019-08-06 21:14:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-06 21:40:59 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 4.6 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 360 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 0.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us600051le Id of event.
Event Code 600051le An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600051le, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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