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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near San Marcos in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 9.6088S, -83.8675WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from San Marcos in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 15:42:09 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -83.8675 West, latitude 9.6088 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000ccvr. Event ids that are associated: us6000ccvr. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/20 / 2020-10-24 15:42:09 / October 24, 2020 @ 3:42 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Ramón, Río Segundo, San Rafael (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from San José (c. 335 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Francisco (c. 55 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Alajuela (c. 47 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Paraíso (c. 39 700 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Isidro (c. 34 900 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Curridabat (c. 34 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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 ESE of San Marcos, Costa Rica.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -83.8675° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 9.6088° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17 km ESE of San Marcos, 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 2020-10-24 15:42:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-25 05:12:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 223 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 0.189 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000ccvr Id of event.
Event Code 6000ccvr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ccvr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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