M 6.8 in Costa Rica from 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC to 02:28

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: 6.8M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: 9.45 , -84.48
Event Date: 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC
Exposed Population: 3350000 people within 100km
Source: GEOFON gfz2017wfnw
Inserted at: 13 Nov 2017 02:35 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.7 (Costa Rica)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake Tsunami GDACS score
GEOFON 0.9 0.3 0.9
gfz2017wfnw Scaled population 6.22 Max wave scenario 0.76m  
  C1 earthquake 1 Max wave realtime 0.26m  
  C2 earthquake 0      
  Country Vulnerability -0.58      
  INFORM_normalised 0.71      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1187318 0.8 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:06 GEOFON
1187319 0.7 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.3 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:07 PTWC
1187320 0.8 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:08 NTWC    
1187329 0 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.5M, 19.79km 7.96 3.5 million 0.1m (at 01:12) 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 Costa Rica , Province of Puntarenas (population 384,746) . The nearest places are Esterillos Este, Esterillo Este, Bejuco, San Julián, Quina, Chires, Loma, Guapinol, Finca la Palma, Finca Flor, and Tibás.

Radius Population
100 km 3.3 million people
75 km 2.7 million people
50 km 150000 people
20 km 21000 people
10 km 5700 people
5 km no people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puntarenas Costa Rica 380000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 1.2 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Esterillos Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 6 km
Esterillo Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 7 km
Bejuco Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 8 km
San Julián Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 10 km
Quina Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 11 km
Chires Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 11 km
Loma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 13 km
Guapinol Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 13 km
Finca la Palma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 14 km
Finca Flor Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 15 km
Gamalotillo San José Costa Rica Village6 - 16 km
San Isidro San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 16 km
Angostura San José Costa Rica Village6 - 17 km
Pericos San José Costa Rica Village6 - 17 km
Julieta Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 18 km
Pueblo Nuevo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 18 km
Finca Tigre Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
Mesas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
Parrita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 3400 people 19 km
Ángeles San José Costa Rica Village6 - 19 km
Alto Espavel San José Costa Rica Village6 - 20 km
Pochotal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 20 km
Gloria San José Costa Rica Village6 - 20 km
Alto Gloria San José Costa Rica Village6 - 21 km
Sardinal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 21 km
Fila Negra Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 21 km
Finca Palo Seco Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 22 km
Guarumalito San José Costa Rica Village6 - 22 km
Finca Nicoya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 22 km
Chirraca Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 22 km
Rio Negro San José Costa Rica Village6 - 23 km
San Miguel San José Costa Rica Village6 - 23 km
Guarumal San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Fila Aguacate San José Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Sardinal Sur Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Playón Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
San Vicente San José Costa Rica Village6 - 24 km
Surubres Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 25 km
Venado San José Costa Rica Village6 - 25 km
Mastatal San José Costa Rica Village6 - 26 km
San Gerardo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 26 km
Las Delicias San José Costa Rica Village5 - 26 km
Herradura Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 26 km
Santa Rosa San José Costa Rica Village6 - 27 km
Lajas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 27 km
Rey San José Costa Rica Village6 - 27 km
Horvenir Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 28 km
Las Lajas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Porvenir Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Alto Concepción San José Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Vegas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 29 km
Damas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 30 km
Carmona San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 31 km
Lanas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 31 km
Vara Blanca San José Costa Rica Village6 - 31 km
Ríos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
Caspirola San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
San Antonio Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
Tulín San José Costa Rica Village6 - 32 km
Quivel San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 33 km
Túfares San José Costa Rica Village6 - 33 km
Bajo Perez San José Costa Rica Village6 - 33 km
Salitrales San José Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
San Rafael Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Paquita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Bajo Quesada San José Costa Rica Village6 - 34 km
Carara Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 35 km
Camaronal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 35 km
Carmen San José Costa Rica Village6 - 35 km
Colorado San José Costa Rica Village6 - 35 km
Canitas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 35 km
Bocana San José Costa Rica Village6 - 36 km
Sabanas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 36 km
Teruel San José Costa Rica Village6 - 36 km
Pital San José Costa Rica Village5 - 37 km
El Plomo San José Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Puerto Quepos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 37 km
Manuel Antonio Finca Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Jilgueral San Jose Costa Rica Village6 - 37 km
Cerritos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Finca Managua Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 38 km
Pascua Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Candelarita San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Sabanillas San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Alto el Aguacate San José Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Capulín Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 39 km
Llano Hermoso San José Costa Rica Village6 - 40 km
Altos Aguacate San José Costa Rica Village6 - 40 km
Bajo Palma San José Costa Rica Village6 - 40 km
Gallega Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 40 km
Quebrada Azul Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Tejar San José Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Breñón San José Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Bajo le Palma San José Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Paso Los Indios Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Pedernal San José Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Llamoron Puntarenas Costa Rica Village6 - 41 km
Naranjal San José Costa Rica Village6 - 42 km
San Luis San José Costa Rica Village6 - 42 km
Jamaica San José Costa Rica Village6 - 42 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
Quepos Managua 32 Civ. Paved No 3600 40 km
Chacarita 2 Civ. Paved No 4900 65 km
Tambor TMU unknown 0 65 km
Juan Santamaria International SJO 921 Civ. Paved Yes 9800 65 km
Tobias Bolanos International SYQ 994 Civ. Paved No 3200 66 km
Palo Arco 100 Civ. Paved No 3200 92 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Quepos (Puerto Quepos) CRXQP Costa Rica 35 km
Caldera CRCAL Costa Rica 54 km
Puntarenas CRPAS Costa Rica 67 km
Dominical Costa Rica 78 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Cachi Reventazon 1966 85 km

More information

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