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M 6.5 in Costa Rica on 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC
Tsunami calculation for earthquake Earthquake in Costa Rica

The JRC has developed a global tsunami wave height calculation model, which is run after each earthquake issued by seismological institutes around the world.

This report is for earthquake episode 1187329 of event 1126202 issued at 13 Nov 2017 02:28 (GDACS Event ID 1126202, Latest episode ID: 1187329, inserted at 13 Nov 2017 02:46 UTC ).


Current impact estimate:

  • The maximum Tsunami wave height is  0.1m in Rios, Costa Rica. This height is estimated for 13-Nov-2017 03:40:16.
  • Earthquake Magnitude: 6.5M
  • Depth: 19.79 Km
  • Event Date: 13 Nov 2017 02:28 UTC
  • Exposed Population: 3410000 people within 100km
A pre-calculated grid scenario is also available here
Population density map


Tsunami maximum wave height
Tsunami maximum wave height (Source: JRC)

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Affected locations

Date Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Rios Costa Rica  0.1m
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Paquita Costa Rica  0.1m
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Manuel_Antonio_Finca Costa Rica  0.1m
13-Nov-2017 03:40:16 Puerto_Quepos Costa Rica  0.1m
13-Nov-2017 03:41:18 Finca_Managua Costa Rica  0.1m
13-Nov-2017 03:35:38 Esterillos_Este Costa Rica  0.0m
13-Nov-2017 02:43:06 Esterillo_Este Costa Rica  0.0m
13-Nov-2017 03:11:09 Bejuco Costa Rica  0.0m
13-Nov-2017 03:03:87 Pochotal Costa Rica  [not yet calculated]
13-Nov-2017 03:01:29 Pueblo_Nuevo Costa Rica  [not yet calculated]
13-Nov-2017 03:03:87 Parrita Costa Rica  [not yet calculated]
13-Nov-2017 03:04:35 Julieta Costa Rica  [not yet calculated]
Locations affected by Tsunami wave (15 of 13)

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