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
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 0.1 0.1
us2000bmhe Scaled population 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 0.85 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:06 GEOFON
1187319 0.74 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.3 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:07 PTWC
1187320 0.9 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.8M, 10km N/A 3.4 million 0.3m (at 00:48) 00:08 NTWC    
1187329 0.05 13 Nov 2017 02:28 6.5M, 19.79km 7.96 3.5 million 0.1m (at 01:12) 00:17 NEIC
* 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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Rios Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Paquita Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Manuel_Antonio_Finca Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Puerto_Quepos Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:41:18 Finca_Managua Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:35:38 Esterillos_Este Costa Rica  0.0
13-Nov-2017 02:43:06 Esterillo_Este Costa Rica  0.0
13-Nov-2017 03:11:09 Bejuco Costa Rica  0.0

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Initial conditions

Title: "16km SE of Jaco"

Fault parameters

  • Length: 28 km
  • Width: 7 km
  • Magnitude: 6.5 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: .8 m
  • Strike: 296 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 19 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 20 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -86.005, 8.026, -83.005, 11.026
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Sea Level