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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 47 km W of Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.9972S, -83.9514WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Ciudad Cortes in Costa Rica. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -83.9514 West, latitude 8.9972 North, depth = 11.35 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:33:56 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 09:33:56 / January 21, 2020 @ 9:33 am. Event id: us60007c00. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007c00. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.35 km (7 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ipís, San Juan, San Vicente de Moravia. Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from San Vicente de Moravia (c. 34 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from San Vicente (c. 34 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Purral (c. 30 000 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 47 km W of Ciudad Cortes, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.9514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.9972° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km W of Ciudad Cortes, 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 2020-01-21 09:33:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-21 09:54:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 434 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 0.854 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us60007c00 Id of event.
Event Code 60007c00 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007c00, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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