M 4.9 in Nicaragua on 06 Dec 2018 09:43 UTC
EQ parameters
Shakemap
Tsunami

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: 4.9M
Depth: 156.67 Km
Lat/Lon: 12.6113 , -86.9846
Event Date: 06 Dec 2018 09:43 UTC
06 Dec 2018 03:43 Local
Exposed Population:
2630000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us1000i3dq
Inserted at: 06 Dec 2018 10:01 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.3 (Nicaragua)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Nicaragua= 5.3; Honduras= 5.2

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us1000i3dq Scaled population (vector) 6.55  
  C1 earthquake 1  
  C2 earthquake 0  
  Country Vulnerability -1  
  INFORM_normalised 1.02  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1240129 0 06 Dec 2018 09:43 4.9M, 156.67km N/A 2.6 million 00:17 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* 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 Nicaragua , Department of Chinandega (population 364,428) . The nearest places are El Torreón, Apastate, Chichigalpa, San Pablo, Comarca Ceiba Chachagua, Caserío Los Portillos, Colonia Adela, El Pellisco, Corcuera, Los Ángeles, and Managua.

Radius Population
100 km 2.6 million people
75 km 960000 people
50 km 660000 people
20 km 230000 people
10 km 61000 people
5 km 15000 people
2 km 4300 people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people
Leon Nicaragua 370000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
El Torreón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 4 km
Apastate Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 4 km
Chichigalpa Chinandega Nicaragua City 32000 people 7 km
San Pablo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 8 km
Comarca Ceiba Chachagua León Nicaragua Village - 10 km
Caserío Los Portillos Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 10 km
Colonia Adela Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 11 km
El Pellisco Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 11 km
Corcuera León Nicaragua Village - 14 km
Los Ángeles Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 15 km
Santa Rosa Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 15 km
Chinandega Chinandega Nicaragua City 120000 people 16 km
Telica León Nicaragua Village 8700 people 17 km
Olomega Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 17 km
Corinto León Nicaragua Village 18000 people 18 km
Mokorón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 19 km
El Paraíso Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 20 km
El Puente Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 20 km
San José León Nicaragua Village - 20 km
El Viejo Chinandega Nicaragua City 52000 people 21 km
Puerto el Barquito Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 21 km
El Realejo Chinandega Nicaragua Village 6100 people 22 km
El Infiernito León Nicaragua Village - 22 km
La Ceiba Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 23 km
León León Nicaragua City 150000 people 23 km
San Jacinto León Nicaragua Village - 23 km
Limas de Belén Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 25 km
Santa Teresa León Nicaragua Village - 26 km
San Miguelito Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 26 km
Poneloya León Nicaragua Village - 26 km
Linda Vista León Nicaragua Village - 27 km
La Canoa Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 27 km
Fátima Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 28 km
El Carmen León Nicaragua Village - 29 km
El Trapichito León Nicaragua Village - 29 km
Mina El Limón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 30 km
Rota León Nicaragua Village - 30 km
Las Marías Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 30 km
El Fortín Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 31 km
Buenos Aires León Nicaragua Village - 31 km
El Algodón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 32 km
Talpetate Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 33 km
Cayanlipe Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 33 km
Candelaria León Nicaragua Village - 33 km
Malpaisillo León Nicaragua Village - 33 km
Las Brisas León Nicaragua Village - 33 km
Puerto Morazán Chinandega Nicaragua Village 5500 people 34 km
San Nicolás León Nicaragua Village - 35 km
Chorrera Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 36 km
Las Casillos León Nicaragua Village - 36 km
La Calera Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 37 km
San Ramón Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 37 km
El Almendro León Nicaragua Village - 38 km
Delicias Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 39 km
El Cacao Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 40 km
Tolapa León Nicaragua Village - 40 km
Aposentillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 41 km
Vigías León Nicaragua Village - 41 km
San Pablo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 41 km
Santa Rosa León Nicaragua Village - 41 km
Salinas Grandes León Nicaragua Village - 42 km
Barrio El Terrero León Nicaragua Village - 42 km
Jiñocuabo León Nicaragua Village - 43 km
La Bacinica Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 43 km
Villa Nueva Chinandega Nicaragua Village 5500 people 43 km
Obraje León Nicaragua Village - 43 km
Portobanco León Nicaragua Village - 43 km
El Tempate León Nicaragua Village - 44 km
Petacaltepe Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 44 km
Las Peraltas León Nicaragua Village - 44 km
La Paz León Nicaragua Village - 45 km
El Castaño Choluteca Honduras Village - 46 km
El Fortín Choluteca Honduras Village - 47 km
Momotombi León Nicaragua Village - 47 km
Apante Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 47 km
Genízaro Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 47 km
Caserío la Calle Real de Tolape León Nicaragua Village - 48 km
Somotillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village 15000 people 48 km
Chagüite Grande Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 48 km
Barrio de Tecuaname León Nicaragua Village - 48 km
El Socorro León Nicaragua Village - 49 km
Las Pilas Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 49 km
Santa Bárbara León Nicaragua Village - 50 km
Caserío El Espino León Nicaragua Village - 51 km
Jiquilillo Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 51 km
Santo Tomás Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 51 km
San Gabriel León Nicaragua Village - 51 km
El Tamarindo León Nicaragua Village - 51 km
El Limón Choluteca Honduras Village - 52 km
El Entumido Choluteca Honduras Village - 52 km
Puerto Somoza León Nicaragua Village - 52 km
La Bomba León Nicaragua Village - 53 km
El Cacao Choluteca Honduras Village - 53 km
Mangle Alto Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 54 km
El Parai León Nicaragua Village - 55 km
San Clemente León Nicaragua Village - 55 km
Ceiba Mocha León Nicaragua Village - 56 km
Las Tablas León Nicaragua Village - 56 km
Venecia Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 57 km
San José León Nicaragua Village - 57 km

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Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Fanor Urroz 100 0 22 km
Los Brasiles 80 Civ. Paved No 3200 83 km
Punta Huete 66 0 92 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Corinto NICIO Nicaragua 26 km
Puerto Sandino NIPSN Nicaragua 52 km

More information

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