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 0.8 0.2 0.8
gfz2017wfnw Scaled population (vector) 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.

ShakeMap is a product of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program in conjunction with the regional seismic networks. ShakeMaps provide near-real-time maps of ground motion and shaking intensity following significant earthquakes.


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.


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1187329 9.526/-84.505 6.5 19.79 6.47 13 Nov 2017 02:48 00:19 (new episode)
2 0.2 1187329 9.526/-84.505 6.5 19.79 8.09 13 Nov 2017 04:32 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1187329 9.526/-84.505 6.5 19.79 7.96 13 Nov 2017 04:53 02:24 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

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Affected populated places. Areas of interest

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Critical infrastructure

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

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More information

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