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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Jaco in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.6959S, -84.6631WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Jaco in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:23:02 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -84.6631 West, latitude 9.6959 North, depth = 20.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.19 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 03:23:02 / October 10, 2019 @ 3:23 am. Id of earthquake: us70005svm. Event ids that are associated: us70005svm.

Close country/countries, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Puntarenas (c. 35 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañas, Tilarán, Cot.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 9 km NNW of Jaco, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -84.6631° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6959° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NNW of Jaco, 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 2019-10-10 03:23:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-10 03:46:15 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 312 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 0.623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us70005svm Id of event.
Event Code 70005svm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005svm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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