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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 23 km ESE of Buenos Aires, Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.0672S, -83.1509WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Buenos Aires in Costa Rica. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:40:48 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -83.1509 West, latitude 9.0672 North, depth = 39.88 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.88 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 02:40:48 / March 7, 2020 @ 2:40 am. Id of earthquake: us60008bgr. Event ids that are associated: us60008bgr.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Limón (c. 63 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Changuinola (c. 22 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Bocas del Toro (c. 13 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was David, Bocas del Toro, Limón (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 23 km ESE of Buenos Aires, Costa Rica. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.1509° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.0672° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km ESE of Buenos Aires, 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 2020-03-07 02:40:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-07 03:01:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 77 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 448 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 0.532 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 101 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 us60008bgr Id of event.
Event Code 60008bgr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008bgr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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