M 6.1 in Costa Rica on 17 Aug 2018 23:22 UTC

Event summary

This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 6.1M
Depth: 15.92 Km
Lat/Lon: 8.7935 , -83.1363
Event Date: 17 Aug 2018 23:22 UTC
Exposed Population: 880000 people within 100km
Inserted at: 18 Aug 2018 00:28 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity : 4 (Costa Rica)
INFORM Coping capacity list: Panama= 4; Costa Rica= 2.7

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 61 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

"La sacudida del terremoto en Galicia se notó bastante"
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:53:00 +0200.

El temblor se produjo alrededor de las 2:20 horas y no ha provocado daños materiales ni personales . Pero sí unos cuantos sobresaltos. "No dormí hasta las cuatro de la mañana por si viniera la réplica", explica uno de los vecinos de la loca
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Un sismo de 4 grados sacude El Salvador sin causar víctimas ni daños
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 16:10:00 +0200.

(Caracas,21 de agosto. Noticias24)- Un sismo de magnitud 4 en la escala de Richter sacudió hoy El Salvador sin que las autoridades hayan informado de víctimas o daños materiales, explicó el Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
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6.0 earthquake shakes southern Costa Rica near Panama
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:29:00 +0200.

Friday Read more: The Miami Herald A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but there were no immediate reports of injur
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Informe de incidencias: Incendio consume vivienda y causa daños en otr ...
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:23:00 +0200.

A las 10:40 de la mañana de este domingo ocurrió un incendio en dos viviendas ubicads en el Barrio Georgino Andrade. Una de las viviendas se quemó totalmente y la otra sufrió daños en el techo. Los bomberos controlaron el incendio a las 11:
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (40), (2), NEIC (2), OCHA (1), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), USGS (4), INFORM (2),