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
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.
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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.

Tsunami affected locations

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Tsunami wave height (m)
13-Nov-2017 03:16:00 Pochotal Costa Rica  0.3
13-Nov-2017 03:14:38 Quina Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 03:41:64 Paquita Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 03:41:64 Manuel_Antonio_Finca Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 03:41:64 Puerto_Quepos Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 03:41:64 Finca_Managua Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 03:41:64 Quebrada_Azul Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 02:40:00 Pueblo_Nuevo Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 02:40:00 Julieta Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 02:40:00 Parrita Costa Rica  0.2
13-Nov-2017 02:38:38 Bejuco Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 02:35:64 Esterillos_Este Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 02:37:00 Esterillo_Este Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:29:64 Tambor Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:29:64 Santa_Lucia Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:14:38 Herradura Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:43:00 Llorona Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:44:38 Savegre Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:46:00 Damas Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:46:00 Rios Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:05:38 Cabuya Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:05:38 Moctezuma Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:05:64 Guapil Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:05:64 Dominical Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:05:38 Baru Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:20:64 Coronado Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:53:38 Matapalo Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:53:38 Platanillo Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:53:38 Palma_Quemada Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:53:38 Hatillo Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:47:64 Paso Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:47:64 Pasito Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:56:38 Salitral Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:35:64 Paquera Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:58:00 Laguna Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:20:38 Chacara Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:56:64 Portalon Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:07:00 Barucito Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:52:00 Camaronal Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:17:38 Fango Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:17:38 Uvita Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:17:38 Quebrada Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:17:38 Ballena Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:20:64 Ojochal Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:20:64 Punta_Mala_Arriba Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:22:00 Pinuela Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:41:38 Bajamar Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 03:41:38 Corralillo Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:23:64 Tortuga_Arriba Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:19:00 Drake Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:41:38 San_Pedrillo Costa Rica  0.1
13-Nov-2017 04:31:00 Puerto_Escondido Costa Rica  0.1

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Initial conditions

Title: "M6.8 Costa Rica"

Fault parameters

  • Length: 39 km
  • Width: 11 km
  • Magnitude: 6.8 M

Okada parameters:

  • Slip: 1 m
  • Strike: 296 (geogr angle: north=0, south=180)
  • Dip: 19 degree
  • Rake: 90 degree
  • Depth: 10 km

Calculation parameters

  • Calculation space (lon/lat): -87.48, 6.45, -81.48, 12.45
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Sea Level