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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Canoas in Costa Rica

Earthquake location 8.4925S, -82.9318WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Canoas in Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.72 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/05/24 / 2024-05-25 20:11:37 / May 25, 2024 @ 8:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000n0zu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000n0zu. The temblor was detected at 20:11:37 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -82.9318 West, latitude 8.4925 North, depth = 10.72 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Panama (c. 3 411 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from David (c. 82 900 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Puerto Armuelles (c. 18 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from La Concepción (c. 16 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pedregal (c. 16 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Las Lomas (c. 11 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 11 700 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Volcán (c. 11 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Boquete, Las Lomas (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 11 km WSW of Canoas, Costa Rica.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -82.9318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 8.4925° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11 km WSW of Canoas, 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 2024-05-25 20:11:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-25 20:30:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 96 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us6000n0zu Id of event.
Event Code 6000n0zu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000n0zu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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