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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Quepos in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.4437S, -84.0036WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Quepos in Costa Rica. Global time and date of event 18/09/19 / 2019-09-18 11:23:28 / September 18, 2019 @ 11:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -84.0036° West, latitude 9.4437° North, depth = 44.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.26 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70005hui. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005hui. The temblor was picked up at 05:23:28 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Esparza, Río Segundo, Guácimo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop).

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 17 km E of Quepos, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.0036° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.4437° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km E of Quepos, 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 2019-09-18 11:23:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-18 11:41:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 341 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 0.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70005hui Id of event.
Event Code 70005hui An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005hui, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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