M 6.5 in Costa Rica on 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC

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: 6.5M
Depth: 19.79 Km
Lat/Lon: 9.5264 , -84.5054
Event Date: 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC
Exposed Population: 3450000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000bmhe
Inserted at: 13 Nov 2017 02:46 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 2.7 (Costa Rica)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
Tsunami GDACS score
NEIC 0 0 0
us2000bmhe Scaled population (vector) 0 Max wave scenario 0.22m  
  C1 shakemap 0 Max wave realtime 0.05m  
  C2 shakemap 0      
  Country Vulnerability 0      
  INFORM_normalised 0      
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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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 ,of Puntarenas (population 384,746) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
23000 people
1.1 million people


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

Intensity Region Province Country Population
Puntarenas Costa Rica 17000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 5500 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 75000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 1 million people
Alajuela Costa Rica 22000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 70000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 210000 people
San Jose Costa Rica 480000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 900000 people
Heredia Costa Rica 460000 people
Cartago Costa Rica 520000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 330000 people
Limon Costa Rica 310000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua 36000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 4300 people
Zelaya Nicaragua <1000 people
Rivas Nicaragua <1000 people
Puntarenas Costa Rica 140000 people
San Jose Costa Rica <1000 people
Alajuela Costa Rica 19000 people
Cartago Costa Rica <1000 people
Guanacaste Costa Rica 34000 people
Limon Costa Rica 110000 people
Rio San Juan Nicaragua 83000 people
Bocas del Toro Panama 160000 people
Zelaya Nicaragua 480000 people
Rivas Nicaragua 160000 people
Chiriqui Panama 520000 people
Chontales Nicaragua 150000 people
Granada Nicaragua 190000 people
Carazo Nicaragua 190000 people
Boaco Nicaragua 170000 people
Masaya Nicaragua 340000 people
Managua Nicaragua 1.3 million people
Veraguas Panama 230000 people
Matagalpa Nicaragua 240000 people
Leon Nicaragua 340000 people
Colon Panama 4300 people
Cocle Panama 140000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 320000 people
Herrera Panama 93000 people
Los Santos Panama 11000 people
Choluteca Honduras 68000 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Esterillos Este Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 0 km
Quina Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 5 km
Parrita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 3400 people 21 km
Pochotal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 15 km
Las Delicias San José Costa Rica Village5 - 20 km
Herradura Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 21 km
Camaronal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 29 km
Pital San José Costa Rica Village5 - 31 km
Bajamar Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 39 km
Puerto Quepos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 40 km
Orotina Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 6100 people 42 km
San Mateo Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 45 km
Jesús María Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 47 km
Salitrillos San José Costa Rica Village5 5700 people 58 km
Desamparados San José Costa Rica Village4 38000 people 62 km
Pitahaya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 64 km
San José San José Costa Rica Capital 320000 people 64 km
Tibás Heredia Costa Rica City - 67 km
San Pedro San José Costa Rica Village4 27000 people 67 km
Guadalupe San José Costa Rica City 12000 people 68 km
Santiago San José Costa Rica City 7700 people 41 km
San Pablo San José Costa Rica Village5 18000 people 42 km
Chile San José Costa Rica Village5 - 46 km
Esperanza San José Costa Rica Village5 - 47 km
San Ignacio San José Costa Rica Village4 3000 people 48 km
Jorco San José Costa Rica Village5 - 51 km
Villa Colón San José Costa Rica Village5 - 51 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 27000 people 52 km
Mercedes Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 20000 people 52 km
Tarbaca San José Costa Rica Village5 - 54 km
San Joaquín San José Costa Rica Village5 - 54 km
Esparza Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 54 km
Savegre Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 55 km
San Marcos San José Costa Rica Village4 - 55 km
Frailes San José Costa Rica Village5 - 55 km
Paquera Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 1400 people 57 km
Portalón Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 61 km
Tambor Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 61 km
Puntarenas Puntarenas Costa Rica City 35000 people 61 km
San Ramón Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 10000 people 62 km
Alajuela Alajuela Costa Rica City 46000 people 63 km
Gigante Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 63 km
San Lucas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 63 km
Grecia Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 12000 people 63 km
Moctezuma Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 64 km
Naranjo Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 11000 people 64 km
Cabuya Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 64 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 65 km
Poas Alajuela Costa Rica Village4 - 67 km
Heredia Heredia Costa Rica Village4 21000 people 67 km
Finca Las Delicias Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 67 km
Ángeles Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 68 km
Cóbano Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 70 km
Providencia San José Costa Rica Village5 - 70 km
Esperanza Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 70 km
Hatillo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 71 km
Carmen Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 71 km
Puerto Chomes Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 72 km
Montaña Grande Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 72 km
Santa María San José Costa Rica Village5 - 73 km
Zarcero Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 3500 people 73 km
Savegre San José Costa Rica Village5 - 74 km
Cartago Cartago Costa Rica Village4 26000 people 74 km
Concepción Heredia Costa Rica Village5 19000 people 74 km
Judas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 74 km
Lepanto Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 74 km
Santiago Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 75 km
San Juan Norte Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 76 km
Sanchirí Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 77 km
Dominical Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 77 km
Orosí Cartago Costa Rica Village5 4200 people 78 km
Dominicas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 78 km
Manzanillo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 79 km
Toro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 79 km
Vara Blanca Heredia Costa Rica Village5 - 81 km
Paracito San Jose Costa Rica Village5 - 81 km
San Rafael Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 82 km
Tinamaste San José Costa Rica Village5 - 84 km
Lapita Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 85 km
Buena Vista Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
San Francisco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
Santa Rita Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
Abangaritos Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 86 km
Corozal Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 87 km
Quesada Alajuela Costa Rica City 26000 people 88 km
Bajo de la Vieja Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 88 km
Quebradas San José Costa Rica Village5 - 89 km
Cariblanco Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 89 km
San Isidro San José Costa Rica Village4 34000 people 89 km
San Gerardo Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 90 km
Abangares Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 91 km
Guabo Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 91 km
Juan Viñas Cartago Costa Rica Village4 - 92 km
Pénjamo Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 92 km
Castro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 92 km
Tucurrique Cartago Costa Rica Village4 2600 people 93 km
Cacao Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
Buena Vista San José Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
Rivas San José Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
Uvita Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 93 km
San Miguel Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
San Pedro Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
Santa Elena Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
Angostura San José Costa Rica Village5 - 94 km
Marsella Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 95 km
Juntas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 4700 people 95 km
Aguas Zarcas Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 95 km
Vol Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 95 km
San Pablo Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 96 km
Camas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 97 km
Bejuco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 97 km
Santa Cruz Cartago Costa Rica Village5 - 98 km
Limonal Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 98 km
Colorado Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 98 km
Hacienda Coronado Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 99 km
Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Village4 28000 people 99 km
Santa Rita Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 99 km
Turín Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 99 km
Reyes San José Costa Rica Village5 - 100 km
Herradura San José Costa Rica Village5 - 100 km
Boruca Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 142 km
Térraba Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 143 km
Cuipilapa Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 145 km
Bijagua Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 1000 people 146 km
Cabécar Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 153 km
Las Vueltas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Tanques Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 159 km
Aguas Claras Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 161 km
Potrero Grande Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 162 km
Piedras Blancas Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 162 km
Tempate Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 165 km
Castilla Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 166 km
Huacas Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 167 km
Sabanilla Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 169 km
Puerto Limón Limón Costa Rica City - 169 km
La Estrella Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 170 km
Brasilito Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 171 km
Plazuela Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 171 km
Panamá Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 172 km
Punto Jimenez Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 172 km
Coco Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 172 km
Guaria Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 173 km
Katsi Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 173 km
Potrero Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 173 km
Golfito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 6600 people 177 km
San Carlos Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 13000 people 179 km
Cuatro Bocas Alajuela Costa Rica Village5 - 179 km
Chase Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 180 km
Uatsi Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 180 km
Potrerillos Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 181 km
Cahuita Limón Costa Rica Village5 <1000 people 184 km
Aguas Claras Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 184 km
Linda Vista Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 186 km
Florida Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 188 km
Colón Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 190 km
Unión Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 191 km
Sabalito Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 192 km
Morillo Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 - 192 km
Puerto Viejo Limón Costa Rica Village5 - 193 km
Italcancori Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 195 km
Santa Cecilia Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 197 km
Sereno Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 197 km
Neily Puntarenas Costa Rica Village5 - 198 km
Cerrón Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 199 km
Hacienda Inocentes Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 200 km
El Tigre Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 200 km
Murciélago Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 203 km
Plaza de Caisán Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 204 km
Puerto Soleo Guanacaste Costa Rica Village5 - 210 km
Guabito Bocas del Toro Panama Village5 5900 people 210 km
La Cruz Guanacaste Costa Rica Village4 4200 people 211 km
San Miguelito Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 4100 people 212 km
Silla de Pando Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 213 km
Capacho Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 214 km
Cárdenas Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 215 km
La Cuesta Puntarenas Costa Rica Village4 - 215 km
El Pedernal Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 - 218 km
Mirador Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 219 km
Progreso Chiriquí Panama Village5 2100 people 219 km
Alto de Gariché Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 220 km
Cueta Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 221 km
Divala Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 222 km
El Hato del Volcán Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 222 km
Changuinola Bocas del Toro Panama Village5 22000 people 223 km
El Ostional Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 223 km
San Bartolo Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 223 km
Beña Blanca Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 223 km
Punta Gorda Atlántico Sur Nicaragua Village5 - 224 km
El Sapoá Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 225 km
Chumbaga Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 225 km
Cerro Punta Chiriquí Panama Village5 2900 people 226 km
La Esperanza Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 226 km
Sotacaballo Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 226 km
Santo Domingo Chiriquí Panama Village5 1100 people 227 km
San Antonio Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 227 km
La Planta Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 227 km
Puerto Armuelles Chiriquí Panama Village4 18000 people 227 km
Escameca Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 231 km
El Alto de Escárrea Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 231 km
Davalá Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 233 km
Almirante Bocas del Toro Panama Village4 8000 people 233 km
Cañas Gordas Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 235 km
Concepción Chiriquí Panama City - 236 km
El Socorro Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 236 km
Quebrada Corotú Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 236 km
Quebrada Pastores Bocas del Toro Panama Village5 - 238 km
Nueva Guinea Atlántico Sur Nicaragua Village4 51000 people 239 km
Potrerillos Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 239 km
Tallo Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 240 km
Morrito Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 1300 people 240 km
Sitio Lázaro Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 241 km
Boquerón Chiriquí Panama Village5 3100 people 241 km
Potrerillos Arriba Chiriquí Panama Village5 1000 people 241 km
Potrerillos Chiriquí Panama Village5 - 241 km
San Juan del Sur Rivas Nicaragua Village5 7600 people 242 km
Punta Gorda Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 242 km
Boquete Chiriquí Panama City 6000 people 243 km
Cerritos Río San Juan Nicaragua Village5 - 243 km
Balque Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 244 km
La Boca de la Montaña Rivas Nicaragua Village5 - 244 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Quepos Managua 32 Civ. Paved No 3600
Chacarita 2 Civ. Paved No 4900
Tobias Bolanos International SYQ 994 Civ. Paved No 3200
Tambor TMU unknown 0
Juan Santamaria International SJO 921 Civ. Paved Yes 9800
Palo Arco 100 Civ. Paved No 3200
Guapiles GPL 269 Civ. Paved No 3600
Rio Frio RFR unknown 0
Carrillo RIK 2 Civ. Unpaved No 3900
Las Canas LCS unknown 0
Santa Clara de Guapiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3100
Nicoya 120 0
San Pedro 64 0
Santa Maria de Guacimo 10 Civ. Paved No 3200
Playa Samara PLD unknown 0
Nuevo Palmar Sur 5 0
Nicoya Guanacaste NCT unknown 0
Palmar Sur PMZ 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
San Alberto 27 Civ. Unpaved No 3200
Buenos Aires BAI 370 Civ. Paved No 3100
Nosara NOB 10 Civ. Paved No 3200
El Carmen 18 Civ. Paved No 3200
Santa Cruz Guanacaste SZC unknown 0
Tortuquero TTQ unknown 0
Upala UPL 56 0
Liberia International LIR 70 Civ. Paved Yes 9000
La Flor 55 Civ. Paved No 3100
Los Chiles LSL 35 Civ. Paved No 4200
Limon International LIO 2 Civ. Paved No 5900
Barra Del Colorado 3 Civ. Paved No 3200
Coto 47 OTR 8 Civ. Paved No 3200
Pandora 15 0
Flamingo FMG unknown 0
Puerto Jimenez PJM unknown 0
Cabo Velas 10 0
Golfito GLF 15 Civ. Paved No 4500
San Carlos NCR 50 0
Finca 63 11 Civ. Paved No 3200
San Vito de Java TOO 984 Civ. Paved No 3200
Tamarindo TNO unknown 0
Captain Manuel Nino CHX 6 Civ. Paved No 3600
Las Tierras Altas 1524 0
Finca 67 9 0
Puerto Armuelles 13 0
Nueva Guinea NVG 210 0
Bocas del Toro BOC 3 Civ. Paved Yes 4900
Enrique Malek International DAV 27 Civ. Paved Yes 5900
Gualaca 152 0
Bluefields BEF 26 Civ. Paved No 6000
El Bluff 30 0
Montelimar 30 0
Augusto Cesar Sandino International MGA 59 Civ. Paved Yes 8000
Los Brasiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3200
Punta Huete 66 0
Fanor Urroz 100 0
Ruben Cantu 83 Civ. Paved No 3100
La Plantacion 10 0
Ingenio Santa Rosa 37 0
Siuna SIU unknown 0
Aguadulce 42 0
Penonome 86 0
Rosita RFS 63 0

Ports

Intensity Name LOCODE Country
Quepos (Puerto Quepos) CRXQP Costa Rica
Caldera CRCAL Costa Rica
Puntarenas CRPAS Costa Rica
Dominical Costa Rica
Moin Bay (Puerto Limon) CRMOB Costa Rica
San Juan Del Norte Nicaragua
Puerto Moin Costa Rica
Puerto Jimenez Costa Rica
Puerto Limon CRLIO Costa Rica
Golfito CRGLF Costa Rica
Puerto Armuelles PAAML Panama
Punta Gorda Nicaragua
Almirante PAPAM Panama
San Juan Del Sur NISJS Nicaragua
Bocas Del Toro Panama
Robal Panama
Pedregal PAPED Panama
Chiriqui Grande PACHG Panama
Parida Island Panama
Bluefields NIBEF Nicaragua
El Bluff Nicaragua
Las Perlas Nicaragua
Corn Island Nicaragua
Puerto Masachapa Nicaragua
San Juan Panama
Co Doq Island Panama
Puerto Sandino NIPSN Nicaragua
Man O'War Cays Nicaragua
Puerto Isabel Nicaragua

Dams

Intensity Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Cachi Reventazon 1966
Arenal Arenal Arenal 1978
Fortuna -99

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