M 4.9 in Nicaragua on 06 Dec 2018 09:43 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 4.9M
Depth: 156.67 Km
Lat/Lon: 12.6113 , -86.9846
Event Date: 06 Dec 2018 09:43 UTC
Exposed Population: 2630000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i3dq
Inserted at: 06 Dec 2018 10:01 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.3 (Nicaragua)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Nicaragua= 5.3; Honduras= 5.2

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000i3dq Scaled population (vector) 6.55  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 1.02  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1240129 0 06 Dec 2018 09:43 4.9M, 156.67km N/A 2.6 million 00:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Nicaragua , Department of Chinandega (population 364,428) . The nearest places are El Torreón, Apastate, Chichigalpa, San Pablo, Comarca Ceiba Chachagua, Caserío Los Portillos, Colonia Adela, El Pellisco, Corcuera, Los Ángeles, and Managua.

Radius Population
100 km 2.6 million people
75 km 960000 people
50 km 660000 people
20 km 230000 people
10 km 61000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 4300 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people
Leon Nicaragua 370000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
El Torreón Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 4 km
Apastate Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 4 km
Chichigalpa Chinandega Nicaragua City 32000 people 7 km
San Pablo Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 8 km
Comarca Ceiba Chachagua León Nicaragua Village6 - 10 km
Caserío Los Portillos Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 10 km
Colonia Adela Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 11 km
El Pellisco Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 11 km
Corcuera León Nicaragua Village6 - 14 km
Los Ángeles Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 15 km
Santa Rosa Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 15 km
Chinandega Chinandega Nicaragua City 120000 people 16 km
Telica León Nicaragua Village5 8700 people 17 km
Olomega Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 17 km
Corinto León Nicaragua Village4 18000 people 18 km
Mokorón Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 19 km
El Paraíso Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 20 km
El Puente Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 20 km
San José León Nicaragua Village5 - 20 km
El Viejo Chinandega Nicaragua City 52000 people 21 km
Puerto el Barquito Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 21 km
El Realejo Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 6100 people 22 km
El Infiernito León Nicaragua Village6 - 22 km
La Ceiba Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 23 km
León León Nicaragua City 150000 people 23 km
San Jacinto León Nicaragua Village5 - 23 km
Limas de Belén Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 25 km
Santa Teresa León Nicaragua Village5 - 26 km
San Miguelito Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 26 km
Poneloya León Nicaragua Village5 - 26 km
Linda Vista León Nicaragua Village5 - 27 km
La Canoa Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 27 km
Fátima Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 28 km
El Carmen León Nicaragua Village6 - 29 km
El Trapichito León Nicaragua Village5 - 29 km
Mina El Limón Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 30 km
Rota León Nicaragua Village6 - 30 km
Las Marías Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 30 km
El Fortín Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 31 km
Buenos Aires León Nicaragua Village5 - 31 km
El Algodón Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 32 km
Talpetate Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 33 km
Cayanlipe Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 33 km
Candelaria León Nicaragua Village5 - 33 km
Malpaisillo León Nicaragua Village4 - 33 km
Las Brisas León Nicaragua Village5 - 33 km
Puerto Morazán Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 5500 people 34 km
San Nicolás León Nicaragua Village6 - 35 km
Chorrera Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 36 km
Las Casillos León Nicaragua Village5 - 36 km
La Calera Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 37 km
San Ramón Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 37 km
El Almendro León Nicaragua Village6 - 38 km
Delicias Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 39 km
El Cacao Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 40 km
Tolapa León Nicaragua Village6 - 40 km
Aposentillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 41 km
Vigías León Nicaragua Village6 - 41 km
San Pablo Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 41 km
Santa Rosa León Nicaragua Village6 - 41 km
Salinas Grandes León Nicaragua Village5 - 42 km
Barrio El Terrero León Nicaragua Village6 - 42 km
Jiñocuabo León Nicaragua Village6 - 43 km
La Bacinica Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 43 km
Villa Nueva Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 5500 people 43 km
Obraje León Nicaragua Village5 - 43 km
Portobanco León Nicaragua Village5 - 43 km
El Tempate León Nicaragua Village5 - 44 km
Petacaltepe Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 44 km
Las Peraltas León Nicaragua Village5 - 44 km
La Paz León Nicaragua Village5 - 45 km
El Castaño Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 46 km
El Fortín Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 47 km
Momotombi León Nicaragua Village5 - 47 km
Apante Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 47 km
Genízaro Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 47 km
Caserío la Calle Real de Tolape León Nicaragua Village5 - 48 km
Somotillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village4 15000 people 48 km
Chagüite Grande Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 48 km
Barrio de Tecuaname León Nicaragua Village5 - 48 km
El Socorro León Nicaragua Village5 - 49 km
Las Pilas Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 49 km
Santa Bárbara León Nicaragua Village6 - 50 km
Caserío El Espino León Nicaragua Village5 - 51 km
Jiquilillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 51 km
Santo Tomás Chinandega Nicaragua Village5 - 51 km
San Gabriel León Nicaragua Village5 - 51 km
El Tamarindo León Nicaragua Village5 - 51 km
El Limón Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 52 km
El Entumido Choluteca Honduras Village5 - 52 km
Puerto Somoza León Nicaragua Village5 - 52 km
La Bomba León Nicaragua Village6 - 53 km
El Cacao Choluteca Honduras Village6 - 53 km
Mangle Alto Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 54 km
El Parai León Nicaragua Village5 - 55 km
San Clemente León Nicaragua Village5 - 55 km
Ceiba Mocha León Nicaragua Village5 - 56 km
Las Tablas León Nicaragua Village5 - 56 km
Venecia Chinandega Nicaragua Village6 - 57 km
San José León Nicaragua Village5 - 57 km

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Fanor Urroz 100 0 22 km
Los Brasiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3200 83 km
Punta Huete 66 0 92 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Corinto NICIO Nicaragua 26 km
Puerto Sandino NIPSN Nicaragua 52 km

More information

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