M 5.3 in Nicaragua on 11 Feb 2019 00:08 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: 5.3M
Depth: 195.12 Km
Lat/Lon: 13.1997 , -87.7422
Event Date: 11 Feb 2019 00:08 UTC
10 Feb 2019 18:08 Local
Exposed Population:
2430000 people within 100km
Source: NEIC us2000jg5r
Inserted at: 11 Feb 2019 00:25 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 5.3 (Nicaragua)
INFORM Coping capacity of the affected contries: Nicaragua= 5.3; Honduras= 5.2; El Salvador= 4.6

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us2000jg5r Scaled population (vector) 6.26  
  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
1248362 0 11 Feb 2019 00:08 5.3M, 195.12km N/A 2.4 million 00:16 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 El Salvador , Department of La Union (population 371,111) . The nearest places are Conchagüita, Guerrero, El Cacao, Gualora, El Ajustillo, La Unión, Las Piletas, Puerto Grande, El Moray, El Capulín, and Piedra Herrada.

Radius Population
100 km 2.4 million people
75 km 1.3 million people
50 km 430000 people
20 km 46000 people
10 km 2500 people
5 km 2000 people
2 km no people

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
La Union El Salvador 370000 people
Valle Honduras 140000 people
Chinandega Nicaragua 360000 people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Conchagüita La Unión El Salvador Village - 3 km
Guerrero La Unión El Salvador Village - 5 km
El Cacao La Unión El Salvador Village - 13 km
Gualora Valle Honduras Village - 14 km
El Ajustillo Valle Honduras Village - 18 km
La Unión La Unión El Salvador City 23000 people 18 km
Las Piletas Valle Honduras Village - 19 km
Puerto Grande Valle Honduras Village - 21 km
El Moray Valle Honduras Village - 22 km
El Capulín Valle Honduras Village - 22 km
Canoguero La Union El Salvador Village - 23 km
El Pilón La Union El Salvador Village - 23 km
Murucagua Valle Honduras Village - 25 km
Agua Caliente La Unión El Salvador Village - 25 km
El Carmen Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 26 km
Estero del Espino Valle Honduras Village - 27 km
Las Pozas Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 29 km
El Piche La Union El Salvador Village - 29 km
El Zapote Valle Honduras Village - 30 km
Alto Del Roble La Unión El Salvador Village - 30 km
El Amate La Union El Salvador Village - 30 km
Agua Fría La Union El Salvador Village - 30 km
El Mogotillo La Unión El Salvador Village - 31 km
Barrancones Choluteca Honduras Village - 31 km
Agua La Unión El Salvador Village - 32 km
Campamento Valle Honduras Village - 32 km
El Volcancillo Valle Honduras Village - 34 km
Cedeño Choluteca Honduras Village - 34 km
El Tablón La Union El Salvador Village - 35 km
Tierra Blanca San Miguel El Salvador Village - 35 km
Alto de Jesús Valle Honduras Village - 35 km
Condega Choluteca Honduras Village - 36 km
El Tanque Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 37 km
Alianza Valle Honduras Village - 37 km
El Capulín Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 37 km
El Carao San Miguel El Salvador Village - 37 km
El Naranjo La Union El Salvador Village - 37 km
San Joaquín San Miguel El Salvador Village - 37 km
Agua Caliente Valle Honduras Village - 39 km
Centeno La Union El Salvador Village - 39 km
El Hato Valle Honduras Village - 39 km
Monjarás Choluteca Honduras Village - 40 km
El Zarzal San Miguel El Salvador Village - 40 km
Buena Vista Choluteca Honduras Village - 40 km
Conchagüita San Miguel El Salvador Village - 41 km
Santa Lucía La Unión El Salvador Village - 41 km
El Puente Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 41 km
San Rafael Valle Honduras Village - 42 km
San Nicolás Valle Honduras Village - 42 km
Capulín San Miguel El Salvador Village - 43 km
San Andrés Valle Honduras Village - 43 km
Albania Choluteca Honduras Village - 43 km
La Chácara Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 43 km
Chirilagua San Miguel El Salvador Village 6300 people 43 km
San José La Unión El Salvador Village - 43 km
Agua Salada La Unión El Salvador Village - 43 km
Hacienda Albania Choluteca Honduras Village - 44 km
Goascoran Valle Honduras Village - 45 km
Nacaome Valle Honduras City 13000 people 45 km
Palos Prietos San Miguel El Salvador Village - 46 km
El Tambor Choluteca Honduras Village - 46 km
San Antonio Valle Honduras Village - 47 km
Cantora San Miguel El Salvador Village - 47 km
La Cañada La Union El Salvador Village - 47 km
Langue Valle Honduras Village 3600 people 47 km
El Caimito Valle Honduras Village <1000 people 48 km
Albornoz Arriba La Union El Salvador Village - 48 km
La Tronconada Choluteca Honduras Village - 48 km
El Aguacate Valle Honduras Village - 49 km
Uluazapa San Miguel El Salvador Village - 49 km
La Periquera Usulután El Salvador Village - 49 km
El Havillal San Miguel El Salvador Village - 49 km
El Huiscoyol San Miguel El Salvador Village - 49 km
Santa Rosa de Lima La Union El Salvador Village 13000 people 49 km
Chupadero Valle Honduras Village - 50 km
Chamboroto Choluteca Honduras Village - 51 km
Mangle Alto Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 51 km
Canaire La Union El Salvador Village - 52 km
La Pila San Miguel El Salvador Village - 52 km
La Joyada Choluteca Honduras Village - 52 km
La Tejera Valle Honduras Village - 54 km
San Francisco de Coray Valle Honduras Village 1300 people 54 km
Los Atillos Choluteca Honduras Village - 54 km
El Carrizo Choluteca Honduras Village - 54 km
Cantón Mojones La Unión El Salvador Village - 54 km
Venecia Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 54 km
El Transito San Miguel El Salvador Village 8200 people 54 km
San Sebastián La Union El Salvador Village - 55 km
Jucuarán Usulután El Salvador Village 1300 people 55 km
El Rosario Morazan El Salvador Village - 55 km
Jocoro Morazán El Salvador Village 4200 people 55 km
Cerro El Higo Valle Honduras Village - 56 km
Portillo Blanco Valle Honduras Village - 56 km
San Miguel San Miguel El Salvador City 160000 people 56 km
La Encarnación Choluteca Honduras Village - 56 km
Cerro Bonito Choluteca Honduras Village - 56 km
El Ciprés San Miguel El Salvador Village - 57 km
Santo Tomás Chinandega Nicaragua Village - 57 km
La Laguna Choluteca Honduras Village - 58 km
San José de la Landa Choluteca Honduras Village - 58 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
Tamarindo 3 0 19 km
San Lorenzo 20 0 41 km
Santa Rosa de Lima 36 0 48 km
El Papalon 68 0 50 km
Los Comandos 280 0 71 km
La Carrera 52 0 84 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Amapala HNAMP Honduras 16 km
La Union SVLUN El Salvador 18 km
San Lorenzo HNSLO Honduras 39 km
Puerto El Triunfo El Salvador 88 km

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